Herbal Remedies for Charley Horse Treatment by Planet Ayurveda


Muscle cramps are involuntary contractions in the muscles that can be painful in many cases. There are several causes for the occurrence of muscle contractions varying from abnormal symptoms to disease. Charley horse is such a disease that involves involuntary contractions of muscles leading to muscle cramps. The cramps are very common that occur for a short term but can be extremely painful at night. It affects the calf muscles of the legs mostly in athletes. In this article, we will discuss various causes that lead to muscle cramps, and the management of cramps through modern medicines and herbal medicines.

Charley horse


Charley horse is a sudden involuntary muscular disease that causes muscle contractions (that ultimately causes muscles to cramp) in one or both legs. This is a very painful condition due to continuous muscle contractions. The continuous involuntary contractions of muscles will make the muscles fatigued which will in return start hurting and cause extreme pain. These Charley horse muscular cramps need to be distinguished from normal muscle cramps like- Dystonia, myotonia, myalgia, etc. Cramps can occur as a result of suddenly tired muscles or nerve damage. The problem in blood flow due to nerve damage in diabetic patients can increase muscle cramps. Poor blood flow, lack of magnesium and potassium, being inactive for a long time, and sudden activity, can trigger Charley horse. Athletes face these cramps very often and need immediate management to save their practice time.

Normally muscle cramps are self-treatable and reduce themselves within a few days or weeks. But the pain during the recovery needs to be managed to avoid the pain hindering your daily activities.

Ayurvedic Aspect

The pain in any body part indicates excess Vata dosha accumulation. When excess vata gets aggravated and gets accumulated in Muscles (mams) it causes extreme pain and other abnormalities associated with it. The accumulation of Vata in mams is indicated as Mamsgatvata dosha, which can be correlated with muscle cramps (Charley horse). The metabolic waste (not excreted), toxins, and aam dosha get deposited in the body parts and leads to doshas imbalance (vata dosha aggravation), which ultimately shows these painful and abnormal symptoms.


The various causes of Charley horse are

  • Stretching
  • Exercise (starting new exercise)
  • Inactivity
  • Dehydration
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Certain medical conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, etc.
  • Certain medications like- diuretics


  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration etc are some of its complications.


The symptoms of Charley horse are

  • Extreme pain in the legs
  • Pain worsens during the night
  • Awakes person from sleep
  • Cramps in muscles


Muscle cramps are self-diagnosable and can be assured through physical examination.

  • Personal history is taken to rule out the cause of muscle cramps.
  • Blood tests, Muscles test, and MRI scan are recommended to find out the other factors that can cause muscle cramps.


Usually, these cramps are self-treatable by using painkillers and topical ointments or gels that reduce pain. Along with it

  • Physical therapy
  • Diet management
  • Avoiding alcohol, coffee, smoking
  • Wearing comfortable shoes helps manage the condition.

Herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Charley horse

Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic company since 2000 that is famous for treating many patients successfully. The company also manufactures herbal medicines that are officially used to recover the patient. The medicines are 100% herbal and do not contain any harmful substances. In Charley’s horse condition, many herbal medicines and remedies are suggested by the doctors to help manage the pain and cure the cramps. The following detailed medicines are recommended for the management of Charley horse

Product List

  1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  2. Daily Essentials
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Dhanwantharam Tailam
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Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

These are very famous multipurpose ayurvedic medicinal capsules that have the excellent potency of curing multiple ailments in the human body. It has remarkable results in all inflammatory and painful conditions of the body. The results of these herbs are fabulous and long-lasting.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

2. Daily Essentials

These health supplements offered by Planet Ayurveda are fully natural and inexpensive. These capsules are being consumed by numerous patients at present because of their efficiency and indigenous remedies. Four ingredients make these capsules potent in increasing immunity and strengthening body muscles, nerves and the whole system. Those four herbs are Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Cow colostrums (Bovine colostrum), and Green tea (Camellia sinensis) respectively. These capsules work very differently by strengthening, measuring, balancing, etc, etc, but the main aim of these capsules is to restore the natural state of the body.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily

3. Ashwagandha capsules

These capsules contain pure standard extracts of the herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules are proven to be very helpful in both physical ailments as well as mental ailments. It reduces the stress, and anxiety causing physical ailments and vice versa. Athletes can perform better by consuming these capsules for a while (as the doctor recommends) as the effects of Ashwagandha are natural and permanent. This herb has wonderful properties that strengthen the muscles of every individual either healthy or unhealthy and deal with muscle issues.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

4. Dhanwantharam Tailam

This herbal oil is indicated for external application and massaging as well as internal usage. This medicine is mentioned in many ancient books that strengthen and manage the pain-like symptoms of many conditions. This oil balances the body doshas, regain body dhatus, and Clears body stotras and malas very effectively. It contains powerful herbs like- Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Kulattha (Dolichos biflorus), Kshalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Kantakari (Solanum surattense), Mahameda (Polygonatum verticillatum), etc. This traditional oil has marvelous benefits in treating neurological disorders by vanishing the weakness of the nervous system. The vata dosha is balanced in Charley horse disease, which boosts the recovery to 100 times.

Dosage- Massage the affected area with warm Dhanwantharam oil.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604


Cramps are not serious or fatal body conditions but are extremely painful conditions that can be unbearable. Also, cramps associated with other internal health problems need immediate care and management to avoid progression. Ayurveda offers management of muscle cramps with herbal medicines that have permanent effects in strengthening and regaining the normal ability of muscles. Along with it, Ayurveda focuses on diet management plus herbal remedies to cure cramps. For booking your appointments online, please contact us through our official website www.planetayurveda.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.