Author(s): Chaithra GG*, Suhas Kumar Shetty, Kavyashree C Sugur
Epilepsy (Apasmara) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder with major public health problem all over the world. Convulsive activities lead to neuronal cell loss, therefore timely treatment is essential. Present antiepileptic drugs control the epilepsy but long term use generates adverse effects at cognitive level, behavioural and affective disorders. An integrated approach is needed to concentrate on the burden of epilepsy care, prevention, and rehabilitation. Ayurveda has both palliative and curative protocols which recalibrates the body from the pathological to the physiological state. This review is aimed at summarizing the treatment modalities which includes purificatory measures such as therapeutic purgative, Pacificatory therapies like single herb, polyherbal formulations and Non-pharmacological therapies such as psychotherapy along with therapeutic intervention that have been used during the episode and between the episodes which are reviewed as recent developments on epilepsy in the field of Ayurveda that have been published in few databases.