Morbius Syndrome- Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment With Herbal Remedies


Cranial nerves are a part of our nervous system that controls different body functions, movements, and activities. Any deformity of these nerves causes a direct impact on their associated function. Morbius syndrome is one such disorder that causes defects in cranial nerves (Mostly 6th and 7th cranial nerves). It was named after the German neurologist, Paul Julius Moebius. Morbius syndrome is found in 20 children per million live births. It is a non-progressive disorder and has no definite cause. In this article, we will discuss the possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options for Morbius syndrome in modern and Ayurveda.

Morbius Syndrome


Morbius syndrome is a rare birth defect that occurs due to the underdevelopment of cranial nerves that can be sixth, seventh, eleventh, or twelfth cranial nerves. In this syndrome, the muscles that control facial expressions and eye movements are affected and do not work properly. Certain drugs can show the side effects of Morbius syndrome. This can also be defined as paralysis of facial muscles. Certain types of mutations in genes cause Morbius syndrome in your child. The child with Morbius syndrome is unable to move his face and also has undeveloped limbs or chest regions. It is a persistent syndrome from birth and is non-progressive (does not increase or worsen with time).

Ayurvedic Aspect

According to Ayurveda, it is a Vataj Vyadhi. The nerves related issues arise in the body due to the imbalance of Vata dosha either due to its aggravation or due to the aavaran (overlapping) of vata dosha. The vata dosha aggravates the newborn child due to the vatvardhak and wrong diet plus lifestyle followed by the mother during the pregnancy. The nervous system can be correlated to ‘Srotas’ in Ayurveda. Aggravated vata dosha blocks the strotas channels and causes hindrance in the normal flow of blood and other essential fluids through them to the body. Balancing the vata dosha is the main focus to treat such disorders. The abnormal symptoms of Morbius syndrome (Vataj vyadhi) make it difficult for the parents and the child to live a meaningful life. Therefore, Ayurveda has come to increase the standard quality of life by managing the abnormal symptoms of the vyadhi with herbal remedies.


The cause of Morbius syndrome is not known. but, major cause known is

  • Environmental factors
  • Genetic factors
  • The genes are passed from the parents to the children that get mutated and cause Morbius syndrome.
  • These mutated genes affect the working/development of cranial nerves that control facial expressions (Sixth cranial nerve) and eye movements (seventh cranial nerve).
  • Certain medications taken by the mother during the pregnancy can cause Morbius syndrome (side effects of drugs) in newborns.


The symptoms of Morbius syndrome are

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Distorted facial expressions
  • Difficulty closing, opening, and moving eyes
  • Hearing problems
  • Dry eyes
  • Difficulty in sucking and chewing
  • Could not laugh, smile, or make expressions easily


To diagnose Morbius syndrome, your doctor will observe the symptoms that include

  • Facial weakness
  • Paralysis of facial muscles
  • Tests to check the nerve’s functioning
  • Gene analysis


There is no specific treatment for Morbius syndrome. Commonly used treatment methods are-

  • Symptomatic treatment is the main line of treatment
  • Ophthalmologist for eyes
  • Audiologist for hearing problems
  • Physical therapies
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery

Herbal remedies by planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Morbius syndrome

Planet Ayurveda manufactures Ayurvedic medicines for the management of various ailments of children and adults. The main focus of the company is to manufacture pure medicines to increase their productivity and results rates. Worldwide patients are being treated with these medications. In many incurable diseases these ayurvedic medicines work as health supplements and improve the health of the patient naturally. The Ayurveda drugs that can be prescribed to the patient of Morbius syndrome are explained below with the beneficial effects they have on the body

Products List

  1. NeuroGenie Capsules
  2. Guggul Capsules
  3. Sarotovahi Capsules
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
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Product Description

1. NeuroGenie Capsules

These Ayurvedic capsules are prepared by Planet Ayurveda that have a direct impact on the nervous system. They increase the quality of the nervous system and manage its functioning by eliminating toxins and balancing the aggravated doshas (mainly the vata dosha). These capsules contain herbs Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These all herbs are potent enough to give the strength to the body to deal with symptoms of Morbius syndrome very effectively.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.

2. Guggul Capsules

Best quality of pure guggul (Commiphora mukul) is used by Planet Ayurveda to prepare these patent Ayurvedic capsules. The guggul is best known to balance all three doshas in the body. These capsules will support healthy muscles and will maintain their strength. These capsules along with other drugs recommended for the improvement of general health in Morbius syndrome are proven to show great results.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Sarotovahi Capsules

These capsules have ingredients of essential herbs such as- Dalchini (Cinnamomum verum), Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), etc. These capsules clear the blockage in sarotas (nerve channels) and allow the proper flow of fluids through them by balancing the vatadi doshas in the body. They have a positive impact on all micro nerve channels throughout the body including the cranial nerves involved in Morbius syndrome occurrence.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

These tablets of planet Ayurveda are used as a medicine or are indicated as health supplements as well. These tablets will maintain the proper functioning of the respiratory system and mouth-related functionings. These tablets have added minerals that will strengthen the muscles and help to ease the palsy-like symptoms. The tablets balance vata and pitta dosha which will improve general health on their own.

Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily.

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Morbius syndrome is a non-progressive disorder of nerves but needs proper management to increase the quality of life of the patient so he/she can live a meaningful life. Ayurveda supports those children to manage these symptoms so that it becomes easy for them to deal with this syndrome every day. For any query or to book an appointment with the doctor, please visit our website

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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.