Knowledge Base


by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 16, 2023


Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes unprovoked and recurrent seizures. It is a sudden rush of abnormal electrical activity in brain.


Following factors can contribute to the development of seizures –

  • Traumatic brain injury or trauma
  • Serious illness or high fever
  • Stroke
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Brain tumor or cyst
  • Dementia including Alzheimer’s disease
  • Maternal use of some drugs, prenatal injury, brain malformation or lack of oxygen at birth
  • Infectious conditions like HIV and AIDS.
  • Genetic or developmental disorders.

Few triggers of epilepsy include –

  • Lack of sleep
  • Fever or any illness
  • Stress
  • Bright lights, flashing lights or patterns
  • Caffeine, alcohol or alcohol withdrawl, medications or drugs
  • Skipping meals or overeating or any specific food ingredient
  • Very low blood sugar level
  • Head injury


  • Generalized seizures
  • Focal seizures
  1. Generalized seizures – it affects your whole brain.

Its subtypes include –

  • Absence seizures – it causes short loss of awareness, a blank stare, and may cause repetitive movements such as lip smacking or blinking.
  • Tonic seizures – these types of seizures cause sudden stiffness in muscles of legs, arms or trunk.
  • Atonic seizures – these types of seizures include loss of muscle control.
  • Clonic seizures – these are characterized by repeated, jerky muscle movements of face, neck and arms.
  • Myoclonic seizures – these type of seizures include sudden quick twitching of arms and legs.
  • Tonic clonic seizures – they are also known as grand mal seizures. Its symptoms include –
  • Stiffening of the body
  • Shaking
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Biting of the tongue
  • Loss of consciousness

 Focal seizures – Symptoms include-

  • Altered sense of taste, smell, sight, hearing or touch.
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling and twitching of limbs
  • Staring blankly
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Performing repetitive movements.


DO’s and DON’ts in patients with seizures :


DO’s :

  • Stay with the person until their seizure ends and they’re awake.
  • Ease the person to the ground.
  • Turn them to side to help them breathe.
  • Keep any dangerous objects away from them.
  • Put something soft under their head
  • Loosen the clothing such as tie which can affect breathing.
  • Once they’re awake guide them to a safe place
  • Stay calm and try to keep other people calm
  • Speak calmly
  • Help the person to get home safely and if it lasts more than 5 minutes call emergency.

 DON’ts :

  • Hold the person down or try to stop the movements.
  • Offer the person food or water until they’re fully awake.




Panchkarma procedures :

  • Udvartana
  • Deepan-pachan
  • Snehapan
  • Sarvanga abhyanga
  • Swedan
  • Virechan
  • Sansarjan karma
  • Nasya karma

Following drugs can be used :

  • Jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Parseekyavani (Hyoscyamus niger)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Kumariswarasa (Aloe vera)
  • Erandataila (Ricinus communis)




Chandigarh Ayurved Centre’s ”Epilepsy Care Kit” is purely herbal and Ayurvedic preparation. The medications have tridosha balancing properties. The kit contain :

  • Brodley Syrup
  • Brain Relaxant Churan
  • Stress Care Tablet
  • Rasayan Vati


  1. Brodley Syrup

This herbal formulation contains ingredients such as – Shankhpusphi, Brahmi, Yashtimadhu, Dhania, Saunf, etc. Brodley syrup increases the blood flow to the brain & boost up memory. It increases retention power & acts as an antioxidant. The herbal syrup is generally used to treat the mental weakness, mental disorders, stress, anxiety, & seizure attacks.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

  1. Brain Relaxant Churna

Brain relaxant churna is a herbal and purely ayurvedic formulation. It is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from herbs that show calming effect on brain and gives you relaxation. It contains various herbs like Amla, Sonth, Pippali, Marich, Haldi, Bala, Suddha Gandhak, Lauh bhasma etc. that are Stress buster and provide you relief from anxiety. Herbs present in CAC Brain relaxant churna shows antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti inflammatory properties.

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

  1. Stress Care Tablet

CAC Stress care tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to increase the mental and physical performance. So any vitiation of these doshas leads to stress. Stress care plus tablets is effective in depression, anxiety, insomnia, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and hypertension.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Nerve up tablet

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata dosha and kapha dosha. It acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system, reducing joint pain, stiffness, body weakness and insomnia. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet,  praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to Epilepsy patient.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Rasayan Vati

Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi , Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Saunth, Marich, Pippali, Manjith, Anant Mool, Musali, Shatavar, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune-modulator properties. These tablets provide good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, and improve immunity.

Recommended Dosage –  Take 1 tablet twice daily.