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Bell’s Palsy

by Dr Vaid Ji on Mar 27, 2024

Bell’s Palsy


Bell’s palsy occurs when the nerves that control facial muscles become inflamed. This is a condition that causes weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. Bell’s palsy also known as acute peripheral facial palsy It can occur at any age. In Bell’s palsy, half of the face is completely affected. Whereas in facial palsy only the mouth is affected.

Causes of Bell’s palsy

  • It caused by inflammation of the nerve due to viral infection. Viral infection can cause Bell’s palsy.
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Lyme disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cold sores and genital herpes

Bell’s palsy Symptoms      

  • Weakness of half the face
  • Inability to close eyes
  • Deviation of mouth when smiling
  • Difficulty in eating and drinking
  • Difficulty making facial expressions
  • Feeling pain around the jaw or behind the ear on the affected side of the face
  • Loss of ability to taste
  • Drooling
  • Numbness
  • Eye irritation
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth

Diagnosis of Bell’s palsy

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Nerve conduction test

Risk factors

  • Have diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Cytomegalovirus infection

Ayurvedic management for Bell’s palsy

In Ayurveda, Bell’s palsy falls under Vatavyadi or a Vata dosha imbalance disorder. It can correlate as Ardita in Ayurveda.

Ayurveda Suggests herbal medications as well as therapies to treat aggravated Vata, strengthen the nerves, improve blood circulation and recovery of facial muscle strength. Panchakarma is strongly recommended to detoxify the body and therapies like Abhyangam, Swedana, Virechanam, Basti, Nasyam, Shirodhara, Shirovasti

Herbs for Bell’s palsy

  • Nirgundi
  • Lavanga
  • Sarhapa
  • Guggulu
  • Hingu
  • Bala
  • Rasna
  • Ashwagandha

Bell’s palsy Care Kit

The Chandigarh Ayurveda Centre’s “Bell’s Palsy Care Kit” is an entirely herbal and natural therapy for Bell’s palsy.





Detox Premium Powder

60 sachet


Nerve Up Tablet

60 tablets


Panchasakar Churna

1 Box


Vata Balance Tablet

60 tablets


Makar Rasayan Tablet

60 tablets


Trikatu Syrup

3 Bottles


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The Chandigarh Ayurveda Centre’s “Bell’s Palsy Care Kit” is an entirely herbal and natural therapy for Bell’s Palsy. The kit includes :

  1. Detox Premium Powder:

These are the herbo-mineral sachets which help in detoxification and maintain proper metabolism of all the functions. This formulation acts at the level of the nervous system and facilitate the proper conduction of signal impulse from the nerves to the muscles. These sachets have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune modulator. The ingredients present in it are moti pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, Giloy satv, kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, sutshekhar ras, etc. It is very beneficial in reducing the swelling, redness, stiffness, and improves the movements of joints.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

  1. Nerve up tablet:

These tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation. Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata and kapha dosha. It acts as a nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, , praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. It is beneficial in the Bell’s palsy.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Makar rasayan:

It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, guduchi satva, shudha shilajeet,  ras sindoor, moonga bhasma, shankh bhasma, praval pishti etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, aphrodisiac, analgesic and immune modulator properties. It helps to rejuvenate body tissues and act as an immune modulator, Immunity booster, Improves vitality, improves the overall health of an individual, Acts on Central Nervous System, Help reduces stress and anxiety.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Vata Tablet

Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

  1. Panchsakar Churna:

This churna is very effective for acidity patients as it shows antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, laxative, & analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins from the body & provides good results in acidity. All signs & symptoms related to acidity are treated with the regular use of this churna.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.

  1. Trikatu Syrup:

Trikatu Syrup helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports the respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This syrup is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum). It is an Appetizer and improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice or thrice daily before meals.