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Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  


Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Treatment

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition affecting the trigeminal nerve, which carries the sensations from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia  may causes severe pain even after a mild stimulation of the face. Even the act of brushing the teeth and washing the face can trigger a jolt of intense, excruciating pain. The natural treatment for trigeminal neuralgia with the help of ayurvedic approach may provide relief from the pain and other symptoms of this disorder. [1]


Signs and Symptoms Trigeminal Neuralgia


Some patients may experience short, and mild attacks of trigeminal neuralgia initially. However, the disease may progress over a period of time and cause longer, and more frequent bouts of facial pain. Some signs and symptoms of this disease are discussed beneath:


  • Patients experience episodes of severe, jabbing, or shooting pain that feels like an electric shock and radiates to different parts of the face

  • Constant burning and aching sensation

  • The pain is felt in the areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve, such as the cheek, teeth, jaw, gums, eye, forehead, and the lips.

  • The pain is focused at one spot or may spread in a wider pattern

  • Spontaneous attacks of pain that is triggered due to the factors like touching the face, speaking, chewing, or brushing the teeth. Some other factors that may trigger the pain of trigeminal neuralgia include eating, drinking, shaving, talking, encountering a breeze, putting on makeup, and smiling.

  • The pain usually affects one side of the face during an episode. However, in rare cases, the symptoms may affect both the sides.


Natural Ayurvedic Treatment For Trigeminal Nerve Pain


The natural treatment for nerve pain caused due to trigeminal neuralgia may involves the use of ayurvedic traditional herbs. These herbs may possess pain manageing or nerve calmimg properties, which may help to relieve pain and inflammation and can enable the patient to perform the routine activities with ease.


  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)[2]
  • Guggulu (Commiphora wightii)[3]
  • Shunthi (Zinziber officinale)
  • Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) [4]
  • Errand (Ricinus communis) [5]


Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Treatment


Patients can seek ayurvedic treatment for trigeminal neuralgia management. The total ayurveda approch to deal with this sort of nerve pains are to make the person to get into healthy life-style first, like guiding them to manage stress and anger well. Giving education on healthy eating and role of gut health into painful and inflamatory conditions. Ayurveda says, everyone is unique, and so need a unique plan based on own ayurvedic body type of the person. At the same time some ayurveda herbs and theapies can be started.


The ayurvedic diet contains foods, which may support the functions of the nerves and is devoid of the foods that are known to trigger inflammation. The Nasaya therapy involves administration of 5 to 10 drops of Nasaya oil in each nostril. This oil is infused with herbs, which are nurturing as well as nourishing. This therapy can helps to alleviate the discomforts and pains in the area above the clavicle.


The use of natural remedies for neuralgia pain may reduce the intensity and frequency of the episodes of this condition and minimize its impact on the patient’s routine life.


If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with for Trigeminal Neuralgia, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.



Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Doctor

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

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Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India

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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence western world.

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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More