Blepharospasm is the involuntary blinking of eye lids of one or both eyes. It is the uncontrolled muscle contraction of eyes causing the eye shutter to get closed. This condition is due to the disturbance in nerve signals. There occurs over stimulation of nerves controlling the opening and closing of eye lids. The visual disturbance is quite a common issue with this problem and it is basically due to abnormal blinking. There are multiple reasons for this condition, sometimes it is seen as a post surgery complication, due to side effect of some drugs or due to some other metabolic diseases.


  • Uncontrolled spasmodic blinking.
  • Headache
  • Double vision is seen sometimes.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Avoid stress.
  • Avoid constipation.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

Home remedies

  • Take one tsp ashwagandha choorna at bed time.
  • Take 10 gm paste of garlic with 10 ml butter or ghee in the morning daily.

Ayurvedic treatment of Blepharospasm

Ayurvedic treatment of blepharospasm is aimed at pacifying Vata dosha. Shirodhara, nasya, eye massage, vasti have good results in blepharospasm. Approx. 20 days Ayurveda procedures are necessary to cure the disease completely. Along with panchakarma, rejuvenating medicines give nourishment to the disturbed nerve signals. The total duration of treatment is generally 4-6 months.