HERBAL REMEDIES FOR RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME
Ayurveda vijyan believes in tridosha philosophy which is accepted by all acharyas, which illustrate the body functioning and importance of dosha balance. This principle is also the basis of ayurvedic science and treatment. “समदोष समाग्नि समधातु मलक्रिया , प्रसनात्मेन्द्रिया मन स्वस्थ इतियभिदियते |” It illustrates the principle which says the equilibrium state of dosha, agni, dhatu and mala leads to happy sense organs, soul and mind. Which is called health. So ayurveda works to bring these to equilibrium. The aggravated vata dosha results in overactive movements of the body, more talks, fast and uncontrolled body movements as it is characteristic features of vata dosha.
Restless leg syndrome is overactive leg movements due to feeling of discomfort or over nerve activity. It is basically a brain, nerve and sleep disorder which is almost impossible to resist.
Two types of restless leg syndrome
- Early onset
- Late onset
Early onset is mostly genetic and can be diagnosed before the age of 45yrs. Late onset progresses more quickly and it is diagnosed after the age of 45yrs.
SYMPTOMS of RLS
- Uncontrollable urge to move legs
- Begins specially when at rest
- Patient feels temporary relief on moving legs
- Jerks and twitching legs during sleep
- Mood changes and mind swings
- Fatigue at day time and sleepiness
- Depression and anxiety
MORE CHANCES of RLS in
- Genetically passing on condition
- Neuropathy (nerve weakness or damage)
- Sleep conditions apnea etc
- Iron deficiency
- Kidney disorder
- Hyperactive people and hormonal imbalance can also trigger
- Use of chemical medications, antidepressants, anti histamines
- Use of alcohol, nicotine, caffeine etc
- Physical examination
- Noticing the movement and urge to move
- Nerve examination
- Proper history
- More urge to move leg in evening and night
MEDICATION IN ALLOPATHIC SCIENCE
- Opioids ( Methadone, Buprenorphine)
- Iron supplementation and vit C
- Anti seizure drugs ( Pregabalin, Gabapentin)
- Dopaminergic agents (Pramipexole, Levodopa)
- Nerve depressants
PRECAUTIONS AND HOME REMEDIES
- Avoid use of alcohol, nicotine, caffeine
- Do exercise daily
- Massage legs and hot water sudation
- Maintain a regular sleep pattern
- Soaking legs in hot tub for 20 mins daily before sleeping
AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW
Due to Nidana Sevana (वातज रुक्ष आहार-विहार)
Vata gets Aggravated (वात प्रकोप)
AGGRAVATED VATA ENTERS DHATUS
Circultes all over body
(Does vitiation of mamsa vaha, asthi vaha, and majja vaha srotas)
GET LOCALISED AT MAMSA AND NERVES
At MUSCLES AND NERVES
( मांस, TANTRIKA)
(Results in severe chronic pain and muscle fatigue with mental stress)
CONDITION KNOWN AS RLS (Restless leg syndrome)
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda manufactures Ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. Planet’s medicine does not contain additives, chemicals or preservatives. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedies for restless leg syndrome they are as following:
- Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
- Ashwagandha Capsule
- Stress Support Capsule
- Neuroplan Syrup
- Amalaki Rasayan
- Neurogenie Capsule
1. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
It is a classical preparation made at planet Ayurveda under the guidance of MD experts. And vrihat vat chintamani ras is a very effective and proven medication for reducing vata. It is made by combining potent metallic preparation Swarna bhasma, rajata bhasma, abhrak bhasma, loha bhasma, praval bhasma, mukta bhasma, suta bhasma. These all bhasma preparations are proven to pacify vata dosha and used by practitioners in case of vat vyadhi and it is prescribed in restless leg syndrome.
Dosage – 1 tablet twice daily after food with plain water.
2. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
It is a single herbal preparation by planet ayurveda’s MD experts. It is made up of potent herb Withania somnifera. Ashwagandha is considered as the best anti-inflammatory and muscle strengthening herb. Ashwagandha also helps in weight gain and vata reduction, so it can be prescribed in case of restless leg syndrome.
Dosage – 1-2 caps twice after food with water.
3. STRESS SUPPORT CAPSULES
Stress support capsules are the patent medications of planet ayurveda. Which is formulated by MD experts to manage stress. It is a combination of potent herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tagar (Indian valeriana), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and these all herbs are very effective in pacifying vata and to enhance nerve strengthening and circulation.
Dosage – 1-2 capsules per day with plain water after meals.
4. NEUROPLAN SYRUP
It is a syrup formulation made by planet ayurveda experts after proper examination of the herbs and plant extracts to be used for the preparation. As the name suggests this syrup is made to strengthen the nervous system, it acts on vata dosha and pacifies it, therefore helps in vata disorders. It is made up of key ingredients such as Brahmi (bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (convolvulus pluricaulis), jyotishmati (celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (withania somnifera), bhojpatra (Betula utilis), madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), sonth (zingiber offinale), maricha (piper nigrum), pippali (piper longum), honey. And it is used in restless leg syndrome.
Dosage – 2 tsp twice daily
5. AMALAKI RASAYAN
It is a single herbal preparation, which is patent formulated by planet ayurveda experts. Amlaki rasayan is explained by charaka acharya and the one and only ingredient used in this is amalaki (Emblica officinalis). But this formulation is in capsule form and it is very effective in digestion, immune system and vata disorders. And can be prescribed in case of overactive leg movements which are due to vata dominance.
Dosage – 1 cap twice daily
6. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
It is also a multi herbal formulation in capsule form which is patent medicine of planet ayurveda. Made with the help and experience of MD experts at planet ayurveda. It is a combination of brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), which have anti-inflammatory and nerve strengthening properties. So it has great effects on restless leg syndrome.
Dosage – 1-2 capsules after food with water
Restless leg syndrome is a vata dominant condition according to ayurveda. And it can be reversed gradually with dietetics and vata reducing medicines. This article provides detailed knowledge about introduction, symptoms, diagnosis, precautions and treatment explained in classical texts . It is helpful if you want to seek information about RLS and reverse it. You can follow a healthy lifestyle and dinacharya and stay healthy and happy with the planet ayurveda.
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