Transverse myelitis is an inflammatory disorder resulting in chronic spinal cord injury which is mostly immune-mediated disorder. (3) Some studies show that this disease affects about 1.34 per 100000 people annually and can occur irrespective of age and gender.

What is Transverse Myelitis?

Transverse myelitis is an auto-immune inflammatory neurological disorder that causes injury to the spinal cord. This disease further causes weakness, olfactory alterations, and automatic dysfunction. According to some reviews, this disease can be associated with the multi-focal central nervous system (CNS) disease, idiopathic disorder, infections, auto-immune disease, optic neuritis, etc. (1) (2)

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What is The Signs and Symptoms of Transverse Myelitis?

Some of The Signs and Symptoms of Transverse Myelitis are

  • Motor symptoms include paralysis
  • Abdominal and chest pain
  • The sensation of numbness, extreme heat or cold
  • A feeling of weakness in arms and legs
  • Various digestive disorders like constipation and other abnormal bowel problems 
  • Fever
  • Sudden loss of appetite
  • Muscle spasms
  • Feeling of numbness or tingling in toes, feet or legs
  • Pain in lower pain
  • Bladder dysfunction

What is The Leading Causes of Transverse Myelitis?

The cause of this disease can remain unknown but certain factors can be caused due to the infection which includes certain viruses like herpes Virus, Chickenpox, HIV, Echovirus, Hepatitis B, Zika, Mumps, measles, etc. These viruses can trigger autoimmune reactions that directly or indirectly affect the spinal cord. Some of the bacterial infections like Lyme disease, tuberculosis, tetanus, diphtheria, etc. which can lead to the onset of symptoms of this disease. This disease may result from some of the inflammatory conditions like multiple sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica (Devic's disease), some vaccinations and Sarcoidosis. 

How This Can be Diagnosed?

Clinical Aspects That nay Confirm the Onset of Transverse Myelitis are

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Blood tests for lupus, HIV, etc.
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan

What are The Complications That May Occur?

  • Severe pain
  • Stiffness in muscles and painful spasms
  • Sexual dysfunction 
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Total or partial paralysis in arms or legs 

Natural Herbal Treatment for Transverse Myelitis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is providing the best herbal supplements for effective management of the symptoms of this disease. All the products manufactured are 100 % pure, vegetarian, natural and free from all kinds of chemicals, preservatives or additives.

Some of The Products Are as Follows

Herbal Remedies for Transverse Myelitis

Treatment of Transverse Myelitis

1.Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules are the herbal formulation from Planet Ayurveda made up of root extracts of high-quality Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This Indian traditional herb is packed with the goodness of anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, anti-oxidants, etc. properties. These properties make it beneficial in treating joint pains, stiffness enhances stamina and strengths in muscles, stress, anxiety, depression, stiffness in muscles, etc. The root extracts of this herb work significantly in reducing the inflammation in joints and back.

Dosage-1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2.Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin which is also called diferuloylmethane (polyphenol) found in rhizobium of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is the only ingredient in this amazing product by Planet Ayurveda. This medicinal herb is loaded with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-microbial and anti-mutagenic properties. Curcumin capsules have strong inflammatory action which makes it treating arthritic conditions, strain, fractures by inhibiting the production of enzymes that causes inflammation in the body.

Dosage-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

3.Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola capsules have been formulated by standardized extracts of high-quality Gotukola (Centella asiatica) commonly known as Mandukparni or Jalbrahmi. This herb possesses various active phytochemical constituents like saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins, etc. which makes it beneficial in managing various disorders. Centella asiatica owns antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties thus plays a significant role in treating inflammatory conditions.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

4.Yograj Guggul Tablets

Yograj guggul tablets have been manufactured by combining many traditional herbs such as

  • Heartwood (Cedrus Deodara)
  • Chavya (Piper Chaba)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Puskaramula (Inula racemosa)
  • Rock salt,Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanioides),
  • Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica),
  • Ajwain (Carum couticum)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Dalcini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Vidang (Embelia ribes)
  • Kulanjan (Alpinia galangal)etc.

These herbs act synergistically in balancing metabolism and eliminating toxins from the body. This herbal product works significantly in relieving inflammation in muscles and stiffness or pain. It also helps in managing symptoms of transverse myelitis by strengthening and rejuvenating the neuromuscular and skeletal system.

Dosage:-1-2 tablets two or three times a day with lukewarm water after meals.

5.Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit capsules have been prepared by the pure extract of Shilajit (Asphaltum) herb. This herb is very helpful to balance vitiated Tridosha i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in the body. Shilajit is packed with anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anti-oxidants property which makes it efficient in maintaining a healthy mind and body. This product works exceptionally in improving stamina, metabolism and relieving stress.

Dosage- 1 to 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after half an hour of a meal.

6.Pitta Balance Capsules

Pitta balance capsules are formulated by enormous traditionally important herbs which include:-

  • Jawar Mohra Pishti (Calcium compound)
  • Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium)
  • stem extract of Giloy satva (Tinospora corifolia)
  • Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium)
  • Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium)
  • Kamdudha Ras (Calcium compound)

This herbal product improves brain functions and reduces symptoms of anxiety, anger, and frustration, etc. Pitta balance capsules are effective in managing symptoms of transverse myelitis as it increases the strength of muscles and bone due to its richness in calcium content.

Dosage-1-2 Capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

7.Vasant Kusumakar Ras

Vasant kusumakar ras is another effective herbal formulation that is packed with the goodness of various medicinally important herbs like Iron Bhasma, Lead calx, Purified mica, and Coral Bhasma, Gold Bhasma, Tin calx, Silver Bhasma, etc. This product effectively manages symptoms of inflammation, as well as a great rejuvenating and anti-aging agent.

Dosage- 1 tablet two times a day to be chewed with little milk.


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23186897
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3151596/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20035902
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6078000/
Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD Ayurveda) is the CEO and founder of renowned organization Planet Ayurveda and Krishna Herbal Company situated in Mohali (India). He is an expert ayurvedic practitioner with a vision of spreading knowledge about Ancient ayurvedic pharmacy.