This is a neurological disorder, which paralyzes one side of a person's face. The nerves and muscles in facial region get damaged and a person loses sensory powers such as taste, smell and touch. Muscles in the facial region are incapable of sending signals to the brain and receiving signals from the brain. This disorder can be characterized by feeling of absolute numbness on one part of his face. A person feels difficulty in closing eyes or touching any part of face. Intense pain is felt inside and outside ears.

According to modern science, the presence of herpes virus is the most important factor for this disorder. Inflammation of the facial nerve is another cause, which results in the damage of facial nerve. Extreme anxiety and lower immunity levels in a person also contribute towards this disease.

A well balanced diet with good proportion of physical exercise is the key to treat Bellís palsy. Stress is also one cause for the occurrence of this disease. So, along with diet and physical exercise one must adopt meditation, yoga and pranayama for maintaining mental hygiene.


According to Ayurvedic science, Bellís palsy is caused due to the increased level of Vata element in the body. This aggravated Vata is deposited in the upper region of the face and leads to the inflammation of the facial nerves and muscles. It, thereby, adversely impacts the neuromuscular working of the face to a huge extent. Called Ardit in ayurvedic terms!!


Ashwagandha: This herb is helpful in lowering anxiety, stress and depression in a person. It gives strength to nervous system and eradicates all kinds of pains including joint pains, body pains and muscle stiffness.
Brahmi: This herb is an excellent memory enhancer. It nourishes brain cells, strengthens neurons and stimulates central nervous system.
Vaacha: This herb is very effective in dealing with problems like memory loss, digestive disorders, manages speech disorders and promotes healthy and strong nerves.
Guggul: This herb balances vata, pitta and kapha imbalances in the body. It also helps you to get rid of all types of pains in the body. It is good for patients suffering from arthritic condition.
Haridra: It is an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory herb, which prevents any kind of allergies such as itching, redness of skin.
Triphala: It acts as an effective laxative and works as a mild bowel medicine. It aids in digestion that leads to regular bowel movements. This herb also balances the doshas, vata, pitta and kapha.


Snehana: This treatment enhances the digestive fire, cuts down excess fat, releases stress from the mind and helps in sound sleep. This treatment also helps in detoxification by releasing toxins from the body. Medicated oils are applied over the affected area for better results.
Swedana: This treatment, taking steam of medicated herbs is effective in weight loss and enhancing the beauty of skin. It helps in removal of body toxins and stress. This treatment balances vata and kapha doshas in the body. Has been proved effective in facial paralysis as well.
Ksheera dhooma: It is an effective treatment for people suffering from facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia etc. It corrects speech disorders and nervous disorders. It is helpful in healing various types of skin problems. Here medicated steam (herbs mixed with cowís ghee) is given to patient.
Nasya: This treatment is very effective in treating various complications such as migraine, sinusitis and frequent colds. Medicated oils are poured through nostrils here.

  • Eat food items, which have a high component of Vitamins (Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12) that are beneficial in healing the body tissues. Also, include turmeric in your diet for its high medicinal properties. Turmeric helps in increasing blood circulation and healing bodily wounds and damages.
  • A warm head and facial message with olive oil helps to enhance blood circulation in the body, strengthen muscles and prevent swelling
  • Consume black seeds oil to reduce swelling of the facial nerves and recovery of damaged nerve.
  • Use lubricating eye drops to keep eyes moist. One should wear eyeglasses to avoid direct contact from sun, scratches and infections.
  • Few facial therapy exercises will immensely help to strengthen facial muscles and make them flexible. These exercises are smiling, lifting eye brows, closing and opening eyes lids, trying to whistle and other face lifting and stretching exercises.

Opt for the recommended herbs and tips for Bellís palsy to lead a healthy life.

Author Bio :-
Dr. Vikram Chauhan is an Ayurvedic practitioner based in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of ancient healing treatment Ayurveda, not only in India but also abroad. He is CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. If you want to get Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bell's palsy, Visit us at
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