Treatment of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Ayurveda


There are many conditions that are growing in this growing world. As the population rises the concerns or the prevalence of conditions rises with it. Not just the diet we eat and life we live affects the body but also the surrounding in which we are living. Think of this common example: One child growing under a less populated and polluted sky, having almost clean water and eating from natural plus fresh sources. Now on the other hand another child living in a crowded, polluted area where industry dumps are drained into water bodies and is served with packed food mostly. A quick guess, everyone reading this has figured out what exactly the aforementioned example means and how the environment is affecting the bodies of these two kids. Moving further, In this article, we are going to discuss a very rare disease which is named as Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and how it can be managed using Ayurvedic formulation prepared from potent Ayurvedic herbs.

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome


Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), also known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. The condition is usually present with rapid onset of symptoms. If the condition is promptly recognised then it may resolve in a week or else can become fatal. PRES or Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome usually coexist with kidney disease. Kidney disease which is the result of hypertension, vascular and autoimmune disease, exposure to immunosuppressive drugs and organ transplantation.

Causes of Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

The causes of PRES includes (In children)

  • Renal insufficiency due to various etiologies
  • Hematologic disease (Disease related to blood and its constituents) along with therapies.
  • Cytostatic agents (the substance that stops cell growth) of corticosteroids for malignancy or immune suppression.

Causes of PRES in Adults

The PRES is caused by some triggering factors in adults. The trigger factors in adults are:

  • Blood pressure fluctuations
  • Preeclampsia (signs of high blood pressure in pregnancy)
  • Renal failure
  • Cytotoxic agents
  • Autoimmune conditions

Sign and symptoms Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

The common symptoms are variable. Some may experience it and another may land in with serious difficulties. The symptoms are:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Blurred vision
  • Homonymous hemianopsia (Person sees only one side either right or left) and it is due to problems in brain functioning.
  • Cortical blindness (Loss of vision without any ophthalmological cause)
  • Altered consciousness, which is present with mild confusion
  • Agitation or coma
  • Nausea along with vomiting
  • Seizures

Diagnosing Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

There is no specific diagnosis of PRES. Generally, it is diagnosed when someone is having or has developed acute neurological symptoms like seizures, altered mental state, headache or visual disturbances.

In imaging tests there are certain common findings like vasogenic edema without inflammation, ischemia or neuronal damage. In later stages of PRES, evidence of ischemia, anoxic neuronal damage, laminar necrosis or older haemorrhage in the white matter and cortex.

Treatment of Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)

The general treatment includes anti hypertensive drugs, withdrawal of offending agents or medicines along with anti convulsive therapy. In case of severe renal failure, temporary renal replacement therapy (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis) is also required.

Ayurvedic view point of PRES or Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

The disease can be understood as the result of avarana. The avana in this case is done by other doshas over vata dosha. That means the avrit in this case is vata dosha. As the vata is avrit various problems are thus arising in this condition which hence hampers the functioning of the microchannels or srotas. Vata dosha, normality is responsible for all the movements going on in and inside the body but if the working or functioning of this dosha is hampered then obviously various types of symptoms can be observed in the body. The excess of vata makes it involuntary in or outside the body. If vata excess is due to some push triggers like other doshas (like in this case), then instead of being responsible for various functions in the body, it becomes responsible for various conditions in the body.

Herbal formulations for PRES by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic company which deals with the manufacturing and preparation of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs and their extracts which can be of help PRES. The formulations or products prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These Formulations can help in supporting the kidneys and also have an effect on other symptoms arising.

The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for helping in Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES):

  1. Kumar Kalyan Ras
  2. Arvindasav
  3. Brahmi Capsule
  4. Neuro plan Syrup
  5. Reno plan Syrup
  6. Chandraprabha Vati
Herbal Remedies for PRES

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Product Description

1. Kumar Kalyan Ras

Kumar kalyan ras is very beneficial in treatment of many disorders especially related to children.The formulation has ingredients like mercury sulphide (Rsa Sindhur), moti bhasma ( calcined pearl), swarna bhasma (calcined gold), abhrak bhasma (calcined mica), loha bhasma (calcined iron), swarna makshik (copper iron sulphide) and ghrit kumari juice (Aloe vera juice). The contents are helpful in managing malnutrition like conditions and also helps in body strengthening. Overall the formulation has a rejuvenating effect on the body hence protecting it by enhancing the immunity. These all ingredients are really potent in managing many of the symptoms and give very nice results.

Dosage: One tablet twice daily after meals. (To be chewed)

2. Arvindasav

In arvindasav, Arvind means child and asava is decoction, so it’s for children only, which helps in all kinds of child related disorders. The formulation is mentioned in classics and is herbal which is prepared using a variety of herbs and is specially used in children. The ingredients are Kamal Phool (Nelumbium speciosum), Khus (Vetiveria zizanioides), Gambihri (Gmelina arborea), Balchad (jatamansi) (Nardostachys jatamansi), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Badi haran (Terminalia chebula), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) and many others. It helps in betterment of a child’s health gradually and also helps in developing an immunity for later stages too. Even when a child is healthy this syrup or decoction can be given as a health tonic to children of all age groups.

Dosage: Two tsp twice daily after meals.

3. Brahmi Capsule

Brahmi capsule is a formulation that is prepared using standardised extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). The capsules are totally vegetarian and do not have any kind of adulterants added in it. Brahmi is known to have a very calming and relaxing effect on the brain. Once the brain is at a calm state it will definitely help in seizures and headaches. Moreover, it also helps in speaking difficulties and stabilises motor functioning as well along with confusion. The herb stimulates brain cells and increases cognitive functioning. It also increases mental capabilities enormously.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals.

4. Neuro plan Syrup

Neuro plan is manufactured using brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bhojpatra (Betula utilis), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and pippali (Piper longum). This helps in relieving any kind of discomfort and relaxes your mind. The ingredients of this formulation have a very great effect on the brain and as well on the mind. The hypertension is also relieved in this condition which causes interruption in brain autoregulation. This formulation is a kind of boon for the whole nervous system and for brain health too.It improves energy in daytime and sleep at night time.

Dosage: Two tsp twice daily after meals.

5. Reno plan Syrup

Reno plan syrup is a really great formulation that has its exclusive effect on kidneys and also on the whole renal system. The ingredients include Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Trapush (Cucumis sativus), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) and many others. All of the ingredients work really well as kidney and urinary system protector as well as the formulation is in liquid form its absorption becomes easy and gives far much better results. As mentioned above the condition co-exists with renal disease and resolving renal condition can be of great help.

Dosage: Two tsp twice daily after meals.

6. Chandraprabha Vati

It is a classical herbal formulation that is manufactured using potent herbs like guggul (Commiphora mukul), ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), haridra (Curcuma longa), Mustak (Cyprus rotundas), amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and other herbs. These all herbs combinedly show noticeable results in the patient’s condition. They work by reducing the symptoms associated with the kidneys. Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory action. It also helps in passage of urine easily thus excreting out unwanted toxins from the body through the urinary route. In addition, it reduces the chances of further accumulation of toxins in kidneys thus having a kidney protective effect. It helps in pacifying vitiated vata which is the main reason for this condition.

Dosage: One tablet twice daily after meals

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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.