According to this shloka:

A brain abscess can be correlated to the krimijanya Shiroroga. The main symptoms are:

  1. Pricking pain in the head
  2. It seems like that the internal part of the brain is engulfed by the microbes
  3. A sensation of breaking or bursting of the skull bones
  4. Blood and pus mixed watery discharge from nose
  5. Extremely painful

As per Ayurveda aspect:

  • The abscess is correlated to the shotha in Ayurveda. It is caused due to the vitiated Vata dosha which displaces the vitiated, rakta, pitta and Kapha dosha and circulate them into the body channels. The Vata dosha gets obstructed by these vitiated elements and causes its accumulation in between the twak (skin) and mamsa (muscles) which causes swelling in the body.

As per modern aspect:

  • Brain abscess is also referred to as a cerebral abscess. It is caused due to the inflammation and pus that comes from the sources of the local infections such as dental abscess, ear infection, epidural abscess, infection of the paranasal sinuses or remote organs such as lung, heart, kidney, etc. It is usually associated with congenital heart disease in younger children but may occur at any age but it is more frequent in the third decade of life.

What are the causes of brain abscess?

  • Brain abscess may likely to occur due to the fugal or bacterial infection in some parts of the brain. These microbes may also cause an abscess.
  • When the fungi, bacteria or any other parasite infect the part of the brain, it causes swelling and inflammation. In this case, the abscess will consist of infected brain cells, WBCs (active and dead) and the parasites that cause the problem.
  • As the cells start accumulating, there is a development of membrane around the abscess. This membrane or wall helps to isolate the infection and prevents it from spreading to the other healthy tissues. If the abscess swells then it puts increasing pressure on the surrounding brain tissues.
  • The skull is not flexible and cannot expand. So the increased pressure from the abscess can block the vessels and prevents the oxygen from reaching the brain which results in the damage or destruction of the brain tissues.

The other causes that develop the chances of developing a brain abscess:

  • Weak immunity
  • Chronic disorders such as cancer
  • Drugs which suppress the immune system
  • Congenital heart diseases

What are the symptoms of brain abscess?

The main signs and symptoms of brain abscess are:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Seizures may be the first sign of abscess and nausea and vomiting may occur when the pressure builds inside the brain.

Pain starts on the sides and may begin suddenly or slowly.

Changes in mental status may occur in 65 percent of cases and lead to:

  1. Poor mental focus
  2. Low concentration power
  3. Confusion
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Irritability
  6. Coma (possible chances)

Difficulties in neurological conditions affect 50 to 65% of people who are suffering from brain abscess. There is a symptom of headache which appears within days or weeks and can include:

  • Paralysis or weakness of muscles on one side of the body
  • Weakness of muscles
  • Speech related disorders such as slurred speech
  • Poor coordination

Other main symptoms are:

  1. Neck stiffness which may also occur in shoulders or back region
  2. Blurring, greying or double visio
  3. These symptoms may result from various combination of infections, damage of the brain tissues and pressure on the brain when the abscess grows to take up more space.
  4. If the headache becomes worse that means the abscess has burst.

Natural treatment for brain abscess:

  • Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic center which formulates herbal products from natural and authentic herbs to treat brain abscess. These products are purely vegetarian and are not tested on animals. These all are free from additives, preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. This herbal pack (brain abscess care pack) is prepared by following the principles of Ayurveda strictly.

This pack contains:

Kanchnaar guggul:

  • Kanchnaar guggul is very effective in treating abnormal growths in the body such as brain abscess. The main ingredients present in it are kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), shunti (Zingiber officinalis), guggul (Commiphora mukul), pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), etc. These herbs eliminate the toxins from the body and thus decrease the abnormal growth.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

Curcumin capsules

  • Curcumin capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of curcumin and it is the most common spice used in daily meals. It has various medicinal properties and widely used in abscess formation. The anti-oxidants present in it reduce the free radicals and improve the health as well as the immunity of the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

Punarnava capsules:

    Punarnava capsule is an Ayurvedic formulation that has been used in Ayurveda for many ages. These capsules reduce inflammation by reducing the formation of abscess in the body. It is an excellent diuretic, therefore, it is useful in decreasing the inflammation related to renal and other body disorders. The ingredients used in preparing this formulation are pippali, punarnava, shunthi, maricha, vidanga, etc. These capsules are helpful in balancing the fluid level in the body.

Dosage: 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals.

Brahmi capsules

  • Brahmi capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) which is helpful in pacifying Vata and Kapha dosha in the body. It provides relief in the symptoms related to brain abscess such as headache, inflammation, pain and keeps the brain calm and relaxed.
  • The active compounds present in this herb are helpful in regenerating the brain cells. It provides overall strength and calming effect to the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

Gotu kola capsules:

  • Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is called  as “A pharmacy in one herb”. These capsules are prepared from the pure and standardized extract of Gotu Kola. These capsules are useful in degenerative diseases and other brain-related disorders such as brain abscess, cerebral palsy, etc. According to Ayurveda, it has been considered as the rasayana which is useful in revitalizing the brain and nervous system functions of the body. It provides strength to the nerves and other parts of the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: