Herbal Remedy For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


Muscular dystrophy is the group of symptoms that leads to progressive weakness of muscle mass. In this dystrophy young boys are mostly affected by the genetic mutation. There is no specific treatment for the disease and there are many types of muscular dystrophy. One of them is Duchenne Muscular and in this article we are going to discuss this more in detail along with its herbal treatment.

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

It is a disorder which affects the muscles and leads to wasting that becomes worse  over time. It is mostly seen in males as compared to females and commonly seen signs are weakness of muscles. In muscular dystrophy the mutation of genes results in disturbed production of proteins needed for the maintenance of healthy muscles. In most of the cases the patients are not able to walk properly after the age of 12 year. Almost one in every 5,000 males are affected with the disease and one of the most common dystrophies to occur.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

What Are The Signs & Symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

Here is the list of clinical features seen in the disease and it is important to note that the signs may differ from patient to patient. It might range from mild to severe cases including: –

  • Delayed development of the motor nerves
  • It might take a longer time for them to sit, walk or stand
  • Weakness of the muscles which might become worse over time.
  • Gait becomes disturbed
  • Enlargement of the heart

The symptoms of the disease are usually seen in early stages of the childhood which includes clumsiness as well as weakness. Developmental milestones like walking or sitting are delayed in the patient.  There is a problem in breathing as well due to the weakness of diaphragm as well as the other muscles present around the lungs.  Tightness of the joints as well as scoliosis which results in loss of muscles which gets worse over time. The memory and learning become very slow.

What Causes Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the disease which occurs when the gene called DMD is not working properly. Changes in the DNA is one of the main pathogenic variants resulting from making the incorrect gene.

Different kinds of DNA variants of the DNA gene can lead to disorders called dystrophinopathies. Its symptoms in the disease might differ from mild to severe clinical features. It is associated with dilated cardiomyopathy.


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is inherited from the X-linked recessive type. In males one copy of the altered gene is enough for the disease while in women if they inherit one altered gene they become carrier. While most of the women do not show any kind of signs or symptoms.

How Can Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Be Diagnosed?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is mostly diagnosed in young boys based on the signs and symptoms of the disease. Along with that tests are done including blood tests which might show increased levels of proteins and certain types of enzymes.

Genetic Testing Registry is one of the sources that also helps in testing the genetic condition.

Herbal Remedies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Treatment Provided by Planet Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Planet Ayurveda is a private limited company that provides herbal medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. All the medicines are made from 100 percent pure herbs without any additives, chemicals or preservatives. Each herbal medicine is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. Here is the list of herbal medicine for managing the disease including: –

  1. Musli strength
  2. Ashwagandha capsules
  3. Green Essentials
  4. Boswellia curcumin
  5. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras
  6. Atirasadi Churna

Product Description

1. Musli Strength

It is made from two herbs called Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Goskhura (Tribulus terrestris). It is packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac properties making it effective in muscle dystrophy. It naturally helps in increasing the testosterone levels and improving the strength of muscles.

Dosage : One capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is made from the extract of Ashwagandha (Withania sominfera) and has the strength to rejuvenate the body. It is one of the powerful immune boosters which not only helps in increasing muscle strength but also improves mental health.

Dosage : One capsule after meals twice daily with water.

3. Green Essentials

It is packed with herbs like Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Green tea (Camellia sinensis), Wheat grass (Triticulum aestivum), Grape seed (Vitis vinifera) and many more. It helps in giving all kinds of nourishment to the muscles and reducing the wasting of it as well. It naturally increases the immunity of the body and removes ailments like weakness or fatigue.

Dosage : Two capsules twice daily after meals with water.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

It consists of two herbs known as Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It is one of the best herbal medicines for treating muscle dystrophy by improving the health of motor neurons. It helps in treating the ailments like inflammation of the joint and reducing stiffness from it.

Dosage : Two capsules after meals twice daily with plain water.

5. Swarn Vasant Malti Ras

It is made from herbs like Maricha (Piper nigrum), Mukta bhasma (Pearl calcined), Swarn Bhasma (Gold calcined) and many more. It is one of the best herbomineral medicines for treating nervous debility and also increasing the energy as well. It is well known for its effect in all kinds of muscular dystrophy problems.

Dosage : 1 tablet to be chewed twice daily with plain water after meals

6. Atirasadi Churna

This churna is made from the herbs like Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Semal Musli (Salmalia malabarica), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Kesar (Crocus sativus) etc. It helps in maintaining reproductive health and increasing the physical capability of the body. Along with that it is very effective in reducing all kinds of pain commonly seen in the patient.

Dosage : One tablespoon twice daily as prescribed by the physician.


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most common types of dystrophy to occur and can easily affect daily life. According to Allopath’s there are no basic treatments for the disease while Herbal medicine as mentioned above helps in managing the disease naturally without causing any complications.

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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.