Ayurvedic Treatment Of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

If you have wandered about the thing that settles down in your head after having taken hours doing your rangoli, it’s nothing but your CSF.

Cerebrospinal fluid or CSF is the clear fluid which supports the brain and spinal cord. It supports these vital organs from injury by acting as a shock absorber while also being the medium for nutrition delivery for the brain. This fluid is generated within the ventricles of the brain and undergoes circulation within the cranium for undertaking its optimal function. Now when this same CSF finds a gap to seep through the circulatory route, the condition is termed as CSF leak.

CSF leak is a serious condition where this fluid escapes through a small tear or opening in the outermost layer of the brain or the dura mater into other subdural spaces. The brain and the associated structures are well cushioned in the CSF, owing to its loss, the individual can experience headache and lowered pressure within the skull. The loss of fluid  from skull is a rare manifestation may be due to a trauma, injury, some cranial surgery, skull base defects and other idiopathic conditions. 

Causes and treatment

Women  and obese individuals are more prone to CSF leaks and most often misjudged as migraine or sinusitis. The most commonly experienced signs are Headache that occurs with change in position of the head, changes in auditory and visual perceptions, nausea and vomiting, increased photosensitivity and balance issues. According to the complexity of the condition, clear watery drainage from one side of the nose, salty to metallic taste  in the mouth and anosmia may be involved.  Meningitis is seen associated with CSF leaks as a complication.

The general treatment protocol adopted for this condition includes bed rest for a few days, Hydrations, caffeine infusions and saline infusions. The patient is asked to not insert the body for it may induce more fluid escape. Depending on the size of the tear, corrective surgeries or methods are adopted to seal the injury.


Just like every other condition, a disease occurs in the body either due to derangements in the bodily entities or because of an external factor. Here CSF leak is also again due to the misarranments in the bodily entities of the Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The Vata is associated with the mechanism of circulation within the brain, while the Kapha entity generates the CSf and finally the Pitta entity manages the cell health of the brain through the medium of CSF. it is always important to maintain the homeostasis of the humour to propel maximum functionality of the same. When we breathe and move around, CSF is pumped inside the spine. It may be a coincidence that the practice of yoga employs breathing, movement and spinal flexibility all of which directly have an impact on the CSF flow and thus the health of the brain.

The general treatment for all diseases includes purification and pacifying therapies. Nasya is the most used mode of administration for diseases of the head and neck including CSF leak, where medicated ghee or oil is administered through the nose of the patient. Methods like Taila Dharana (holding oil in the head), Dhumanapa or smoking of medicated cigars. All these are the external therapies advanced while the internally oral medications including decoctions or capsules etc, whatever suits the condition is administered.


Planet Ayurveda has come up with effective old and renewed formulations that will help you to prevent and protect your brain from any troubles that may occur in future while also enabling you to tackle the present situation at hand.

1. Kaishore Guggul

This ancient formulation is much used in all conditions where the Vata entity is escalated. It contains natural purifying agents like Triphala and Tinospora cordifolia. Used chiefly as the remedy for gout and conditions where Vata dosha is covered with fat tissue, something similar to gas embolism. This formulation is mostly administered where Pittaja signa are the cause for brain damage, like inflammation or bleeding.

Dosage- It is advice to consume 2 tablets twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic physician for keeping your CSF pure.

2. Punarnava capsule

The root of Boerhavia diffusa is the most supreme medicine for edema. This is highly effective in treating edema and water retention due to any reason, a common cause for increased cranial pressure for CSF leak. It is very helpful in swelling related to any vital organ and also the phytoconstituents present in the plant normalise excess CSF synthesis. 

Dosage- It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water or as directed by your Ayurvedic physician for better results.

3. Gotu kola capsules

 the crude drug Centella asiatica supports to maintain the optimal condition of the intellect and mind. It also helps to maintain the optimal circulation of CSF and balances the psychic doshas and the bodily humours. While enabling healthy metabolism it also normalises mood fluctuations. 

Dosage- It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as recommended by your ayurvedic physician to keep your cognitive health in check.

4. Neuro Gin capsule

Medhya drugs or the herbs that have the power to enhance mental functions. They are Bacopa monnieri and Withania somnifera. The astringent flavour with the same metabolic end effect combined with hot potency helps to normalize the excess functions of the Vata entity while keeping the function of Pitta and Kapha entities in check as well.

Dosage- It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic health care provider for achieving optimal neurogenic functions.

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Ayurveda understands and treats disease through a different eye where importance is given for the eradication of the root cause for the formation of this situation. It is important to accept that ayurveda cannot bring changes in your body overnight just with medicaments. It is also necessary to follow the right food and regimen directed by your ayurvedic physician to achieve the best of results. 

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com