Epilepsy refers to a disorder in which the person has a tendency to have seizures or fits due to abnormal electrical activity of the brain. Fits may appear at birth due to problems during delivery or be caused by tumors, head injury or infections of the brain.
Ayurveda categorizes epilepsy into four types, depending on which particular body energies are vitiated. The main objective of the Ayurvedic treatment is to strengthen the heart and restore the proper function of the nervous system. Nourishing herbs with a tonic effect are prescribed along with diet and lifestyle adjustments that emphasize a light easily digestible diet and avoidance of mental strain.