Ayurvedic Remedies to Cure Speech Delay

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Management of Speech disorder as per Ayurved, would basically be on the lines of vata vyadhi chikitsa with components of manoindriya vardhan (psycho and behavioral therapy).

Charka samhita mentions Intellect promoting or Medhya Rasayana drugs such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yastimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pleuricaulis Chois) are beneficial in these conditions. Ayurveda describes biopurificatory measures like Nasyakarma and Kanval & gandusha (swirling and holding medicated oils/ decoctions in mouth may be beneficial). Meditation, worship chanting etc. may be beneficial.


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  • A wholesome healthy diet should be adhered to for mental health and happiness.
  • A specific herb called Vacha (Acorus calamus) has shown speech enhancing properties.
  • Additionally, certain herbs belonging to the class of Medhya drugs such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi) and especially Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) should be used often as a part of diet and lifestyle.4


  • Achar rasayan (Good behavior and lifestyle) influences the Pravar Satva (Higher mental equilibrium).3
  • Supportive speech therapy with a specialist is recommended.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Speech Disorders

  • Brahmi oil. It is a stimulant known to calm the mind and enhance brain function. Take 10 ml of oil and heat it. Cool it to a suitable temperature and apply it on your head for half an hour before taking a shower. You can also apply it at bedtime and wash it in the morning. This is more effective.
  • Black pepper, almonds and honey. Take black pepper and make a paste from it. Add 7 ground almonds to it, then mix with honey. Consume this paste every day for at least one month.
  • Amla. This is an effective remedy, especially for children to stop stuttering. It is also known as the Indian gooseberry. It should be chewed slowly every day.
  • Cow oil. It helps the brain to develop and is known to increase memory.

Stuttering treatment according to Ayurveda

Stuttering can be cured with herbal remedies and the practice of some physical exercises. Here are some herbal remedies used to cure stuttering:

  • The herb Valaray (Vallarai)is a very useful remedy for stuttering. Take a few coriander seeds and dates in 3 or 4 valerie leaves. Then chew them. Dry a few valaray leaves in a dark place and then grind them to dust. Take this powder regularly. Valarai can also be taken as a paste that can be made by mixing powders with cow’s milk.
  • Ghee- melted cow oil, can also enhance brain and memory function. Take a teaspoon with your food.

Can Ayurveda Help With Speech Defects?

  • External use of  Brahmi oil (Brahmi) is also very useful. Take 10 ml of the oil and heat it. Apply it warmly on your head, gently massage and let stand for about 30-45 minutes. Rinse your head with warm water. This procedure will stimulate your brain power.
  • Soak 12 almonds  in water overnight. The next morning, peel and crush them, mix them with 31 grams of oil and consume this mass regularly for several months.
  • Regularly consume uterine tea at least twice a day.
  • Indian gooseberry (Amla)is also a very effective tool for stuttering. Take 4-5 amla grains and make them into a paste mixed with pure ghee. Take this mixture daily.
  • Dry tuyereare also useful for eliminating stuttering. Boil dried dates in milk, cool them and always take them before bedtime.

These are some of the best Ayurvedic remedies to cure speech delay.

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