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5 Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy refers to facial paralysis (loss of muscle function) affecting one side of the face and the onset is sudden. The cause in most such cases is not found. The cause is presumed to be inflammation of the facial nerve or reactivation of a previously acquired viral infection. The viral infection behind the cause is herpes simplex viral infection. The triggers which reactivate the latent viral infection include environmental changes like cold air exposure, trauma, and emotional factors. Homeopathic remedies for Bell’s Palsy are made of natural substances and with no side effects, provide a very effective treatment against the disease.

Homeopathic Treatment For Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy can be effectively treated with natural homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic treatment for Bell’s Palsy can help in complete recovery without any side effects. The results, however, vary from person to person depending on how chronic the problem is, and the degree of facial damage.

Top Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Bell’s Palsy

The top recommended homeopathic medicines to treat Bell’s palsy are Causticum, Belladonna, Aconite, and Hypericum.

1. Causticum

Causticum is the top recommended medicine to treat cases of Bell’s Palsy. This medicine is usually the first choice to treat cases of Bell’s Palsy. Though it can be used for paralysis of any side, it is more prominently indicated for facial paralysis of the right side. Those who need it have loose muscle function of the face on the side from forehead to chin. Pain in the jaws may also be present. The pain can be tense or drawing in nature. It is accompanied by difficulty in opening one’s mouth.


This is another natural medicine of great help in Bell’s palsy cases. Its use is suggested when the muscle of the face fails to function on one side. There may be numbness on the face. Additionally, twitching of facial muscles can be present. In most cases, the face goes red, flushes, and may as well witness a burning sensation. Besides, increased sensitivity to noises may be present.

3. Aconite

Aconite is used when there is a complaint of numbness or tingling sensation on the face on the affected side. The face also feels cold on the affected side. Apart from this, drawing pain in jaws can be felt. It is used in acute conditions in the very beginning when facial paralysis follows from sudden cold air exposure.

4. Hypericum

To deal with facial paralysis because of an injury to a nerve, the best homeopathic medicine is Hypericum. It can be of great help in the complete recovery of the patient with facial paralysis following injury. Tingling, numbness, or burning sensation on the affected side of the face may be experienced in addition to other symptoms of bell’s palsy. Hypericum is the top natural Homeopathic remedy for nerve injuries, and it always proves its worth by bringing positive results.

5. Ignatia

Ignatia is a very frequently used natural Homeopathic medicine for a variety of conditions arising out of grief. It is a very beneficial medicine in cases of Bell’s Palsy particularly triggered by grief too. Those who need this medicine carry symptoms of Bell’s Palsy and may also complain of frequent tooth bites while talking or swallowing. He or she may also have a mouth filled with excessive saliva. Other symptoms of grief like weeping, brooding and sadness are also present.

6. Agaricus

Agaricus is helpful when there is a dropping in the mouth corner due to facial paralysis. It is accompanied by drooling of the saliva. Twitching of the facial muscles may also be present. Tearing pain in the jaw may assist these symptoms.

7. Cadmium Sulph

It is administered when the patient has a distorted face. The swallowing of food becomes difficult. He or she also has difficulty speaking properly. And there is also an inability to close the eye on the affected side.

8. Homeopathic Medicines As Per The Side Of The Face Affected By Bell’s Palsy

The naturally efficient homeopathic medicines for Bell’s Palsy on the right side of the face are Belladonna, Causticum, and Kali Phos. For treating Bell’s Palsy on the left side, the efficient natural homeopathic medicines are Alumina, Cadmium Sulph, and Sulphur. To select the suitable medicines out of these, a proper case investigation needs to be carried out. Homeopathic remedies cannot be selected solely as per the side of the face affected by facial paralysis. The side of the face involved only forms a part of the totality of other symptoms narrated by the patient. So, the side of the face involved should be considered among other symptoms but not the only pointer to select this homeopathic remedy.

Symptoms Of Bell’s Palsy

In the majority of cases, the paralysis is unilateral. It means the disease occurs on one side of the face. In just one per cent of cases, it can involve both sides of the face. The onset of Bell’s Palsy is always sudden. The symptom intensity varies from case to case — from the slight weakness of the facial muscles to the entire paralysis (loss of muscle function). The signs and symptoms include:

1. Weakness or numbness of the face on one side

2. Drooping of face to one side

3. Drooling of saliva or drying of the mouth

4. Lachrymation (watering from eyes) or dryness of eyes due to inability to close eye on the affected side

5. Loss of facial expressions like frowning, and smiling

6. Pain about the jaw and behind the ear, sensitive hearing, inability to have a taste for food

7. Other symptoms include difficulty in eating and speech, headache, eye irritation on the affected side, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), tingling in the face, and twitching of facial muscles

 What Is The Recovery Time In Bell’s Palsy Cases?

The symptoms of Bell’s Palsy in most cases begin to get better within a few weeks (approx. 3 weeks). In the majority of the cases (about 80 per cent) of them, full recovery with complete resolution of the symptoms takes place in three months to 9 months time period. Though, in minor cases, complete recovery may take somewhat longer. In rare cases, the symptoms may be permanent. There are very few chances of recurrent Bell’s Palsy.

Causes Behind Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy results from compression, swelling/inflammation of the facial nerve (the seventh cranial nerve). This nerve goes through a narrow passage within the skull. Its swelling leads to its compression by the nearby hard surface in the skull and affects the nerve functioning as well.

When this nerve gets inflamed, the nerve cells get deprived of blood and oxygen resulting in the weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. The reason behind the nerve damage has not been determined yet, it is widely believed that a viral infection sets off this damage.

There are various infections (viral and bacterial) associated with Bell’s Palsy. It mainly includes herpes simplex virus 1 which causes cold sores. Other viruses include Epstein – Barr virus, herpes zoster virus, HIV, cytomegalovirus, mumps virus, rubella virus, influenza B virus, coxsackie virus, and Lyme disease. Some factors linked with the reactivation of latent viral infection in the body and which may provoke Bell’s Palsy include stress, physical trauma, loss of sleep, some recent illnesses, and auto-immune health disease.

Risk Factors

Though anyone can suffer from Bell’s Palsy, those with the following symptoms are in a bigger risk zone:

1. Having diabetes or high blood pressure

2. Obesity

3. URTI (upper respiratory tract infection) like cold, flu

4. Pregnancy mainly in the third trimester (last three months of pregnancy), and the first week after giving birth to the child.

5. Family history of Bell’s Palsy (especially when there may occur recurrent episodes of Bell’s Palsy)

6. Have an autoimmune disease (in such diseases the infection-fighting cells start to damage the body’s own healthy tissues out of a misdirected response)

7. Cold sores


Mild cases of Bell’s Palsy are self-resolvable. In severe cases, complications may arise:

1.Permanent facial nerve damage that controls muscles of the face

2. Ulcers in the eye even blindness due to the drying of the cornea. Also, scratching the eye in the affected area. Blindness can be partial or complete.

3. Synkinesis – a condition in which one part of the face can be moved willingly, and there occurs simultaneous involuntary movement of another part of the face like the closing of the eye especially when one smiles. Synkinesis occurs when during the healing process/regrowth of nerve fibers, controlling the muscles of one part of the face also regrow on another part of the face.


There is no lab test to diagnose Bell’s Palsy. It is diagnosed based on the physical examination of the face, and observing the muscle movement of the face when the eye is closed, or when one is asked to frown, or asked to show teeth or any form of a grimace. There are some medical conditions that can cause weakness or paralysis of facial muscles like stroke, tumours, lyme disease. If the cause is not clear, then the physician may advise some tests. These include

1. MRI and CT scan to rule out causes like skull fracture, and tumour

2. Electromyography: This test is to rule out the severity of nerve damage


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  1. Rajwant brar says:

    Hi…Dr.sharma my kid female 6 year have a facial paralysis last one week.she is a lightly feel this …as like smile time and when she cried face move one side I gave medicine…wysoline…calcium at can I do now exesige also ..she doing

  2. Shannon Marshall says:

    Hi dr sharma.
    I was first diagnosed with bells palsy on the left side at 38week pregnant.
    My daughter is now 13 months old and i am only 20 % recovered. Please tell me the best way to try for a better percentage.

  3. Ekta jalan says:

    I was taking antiviral drugs based on neurologist suggestion. Can I leave those and start homeopathy? It’s been 6 days

  4. Dr Ji,

    My son was born with congenital sixth nerve palsy. His left eye can move up, down and right, however he cannot move it to the left.

    He is now 8 months. If no improvement by 2 years old the doctor suggests that we operate his eye, which I really don’t want to do.

    Can you please suggest a remedy?

    Please help Dr Ji 🙏🏻

  5. Sir, I got Bell’s Palsy for 7-1/2 weeks right side of face with no signs of facial movement. I am tapering the prednisone for the next 2 weeks. I have high blood pressure, all my bloodwork and MRI are normal, except they still see swelling of nerves on my ears at right side. Please help on what dosages of Causticum or Hypericum that I could try. Thank you

  6. Sir, my mother is suffering from left side HFS from last 3.5 years.She don’t have any pain .we used notice but the results are only for 3 months. Left cheek and eye twitching are there. Can you please tell me which medicines to be selected?

  7. My first bout with Bell’s Palsy was on the right side in 1968 when I was 15 and I slept with the window open and it got cold. I got Bell’s Palsy on the right side in 1980 after having an absessed tooth from a bad root canal job. The doctor left a file in one of the roots and it absessed a few years later. My 30 yr old son got Bell’s Palsy two years ago on the left side after having an absessed tooth, also.

    • Namaste sir mere facial paralysis four year pahle huaa allopathic, aayurvadic medicine li but halka abhi bhi sir kya homeopathy medicine se thik ho sakta h .please help me .Thank you

  8. Hemlata Shirke says:

    Hello Dr,
    I am 38 years old and from suffering bells palsy on left side of face from almost 2 months. started allopathy medicines the same day, physiotherapy and exercises given by him started. but only 25% is recovered till date. What should be done to recover quickly. As people watch me in very odd way it hurts.
    Kindly advice

  9. Respected doctor,
    I m 42 yrs female suffering from left hemi facial spam problem since last 7 yrs. I am undergoing allopathic treatment and have taken 1 setting of botox injection. Which didn’t helped me out. Now I want to do treatment under homeopathic. Therefore I request you to kindly advice me homeopathic medicine.
    Thanking you
    Your’s sincerely.

  10. Feroz Jamal says:

    Dear Dr Sharma, I am 53 years old. I am suffering from Double Vision since last 3 years. This problem started just after my cataract surgery. In the beginning i feel it when i see towards my right. Now even I see straight. Doctor diagnosis it Sixth Nerve Palsy. Kindly suggest it treatment in Homoeopathy, if any. I shall be grateful to you all my life.

  11. Shahid manzoor says:

    11 yrss old child with left sided weakness of his face since his birth…mouth deviated to rt side..
    Has allergic bronchitis as well..
    For yur kind opinion..

  12. Aline Harvey says:

    Hello Dr,
    I am suffering from bells palsy, right side, for more than 4 years. My doctors say it’s an infection in nerve 7. My right eye is really paralysed, half open, and the right side of my mouth is also paralysed but with a lesser degree. I will be grateful to you if you can suggest me a proper medicine that solve my problem.
    Thank you and kind regards

  13. Ranjit Das says:

    I am suffering in bell’s palsy last six days. Doctor prescribed Causticam 0/3 for 7days two time. Next 7days 1 time. Already five days gone but not improved.
    Kindly suggest its can cure in 14 days. By homeopathy

  14. Vishwanath says:

    Dear Sir

    My wife has been diagnosed with Bells Palsey on one side of face. It has started 4 days ago.

    Please suggest homeo treatment for her



    • Ranjit Das says:

      I am suffering in bell’s palsy last six days. Doctor prescribed Causticam 0/3 for 7days two time. Next 7days 1 time. Already five days gone but not improved.
      Kindly suggest its can cure in 14 days. By homeopathy

  15. ch anji babu says:

    i effct bell palcy 4days back give me best medicine sir

  16. RM Narayanan says:

    Sir, I am suffering from bells palsy left side for more than 15 years I will be great full to you if you can suggest me a proper medicine for my problem.

    Thanks and regards

    Ramasamy Narayanan

  17. Hi my son is suffering from left side facial palsy..before 1 mnth… Gate fell on him n he got injured n skull factured.. Which homeopathic medicine can i give him. Plz help

  18. A.chandra kumari says:

    I am A.chandra kumari,age 50 suffering from hemi facial spasm left side since 2010. I have undergone English treatment but there’s no positive result. I want to know the treatment details for homeopathy and an appointment to consult.

  19. From last 2 months suffering from left side facial Palsy due to head injury. Problem in movement of eye, lips, cheek. Doctors finding from HRCT scan is as under:
    – Longitudinal fracture in tympanomastold portion of left temporal bone, extends superiority into squamous portion till occipitotemporal suture.
    – Extension into anterior as well as posterior wall of external and middle ear cavity tegmental tympani
    – Discontinuty in ossicular chain at incudomalleal joint
    – Extension into petrous part of temporal bone with involvement of 1st genu and anterior portion of horizontal facial canal
    Please suggest suitable remedy. I am 30 yrs old.

  20. Sharda laroyia says:

    Hi. I had a benign brain tumour removed and sadly it caused facial nerve damage to the left side of my face. Slight movement has returned after 11 months but what else Can I do so that I can encourage the healing as much as possible ?

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