Nowadays, mental diseases are common in people, especially in old age. About 22 % people are living with these diseases in today's world. Ayurveda has extensively described and given various natural remedies or cure for mental diseases and neurological disorders.
These diseases include epilepsy, insanity, depression, psychosis, memory loss, fainting, loss of consciousness, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia etc. Alzheimer's disease and dementia are a neurodegenerative disorder of the brain characterized by memory loss and behaviour changes.
Although Ayurveda has no exact equivalent of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, but the symptoms of these are similar to the symptoms explained in the process of aging and convulsive disorders in Ayurveda text.
Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia
Some of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia include:
The following herbs are beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia along with conventional medicines. Below mentioned herbs are well known to prevent and cure conditions like Alzheimer's disease and dementia when taken in appropriate proportion.
The appropriate combination of these herbs, in the veggie capsule according to one’s ayurvedic body type is available only from Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic at Melbourne. Hundreds of our clients are taking benefits of this unique herbal formula’s capsule all over the world.
Vacha (Acorus Calamus)
The Vacha root is used to treat a number of neurological diseases and dementia. It improves speech coordination and increases ability to speak proficiently. It also affects positively on memory cells in the brain, so it is very helpful for enhancing memory power.
Licorice (Glycerrhiza Glabra)
Licorice works as an antacid and soothes the stomach and intestinal walls. It is beneficial for people suffering with abdominal diseases, mental disorders and arthritic problems. In Alzheimer's diseases, it pacifies the vata dosha. Thus, it improves the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Tagar (Valeriana wallichii)
Alzheimer's and dementia patient faces difficulty to concentrate and think. Tagar helps with this problem and improves the capacity of thinking and reasoning.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
It is also known by the name of Indian ginseng and it is very useful in a variety of health conditions. It helps in osteoarthritis, gout, mental stress and infertility. It reduces mental fatigue and gives strength to the brain cells. It is also very helpful for arresting the brain cell degeneration. Thus, it stops the progress of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)
It contains natural bacopasides plant alkaloids, which are responsible for its beneficial effects on mental diseases. It is well known for its effects in Alzheimer, denentia and Parkinson’s diseases. It slows down the progress of the disease and prevents the brain cells from further damage due to the disease. It is a tranquilizer, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety and brain function enhancer.
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis)
It improves problems with remembering recent events, which is very common in Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It is a brain tonic and relieves the mental fatigue and stress.
Turmeric (Curcumin Longa)
Turmeric contains a number of antioxidants, curcumin and curcuminoids. It helps to reduce the free radicals in the body and improves immunity and overall health. It also reduces inflammation and degeneration of brain cells.
The following Ayurvedic therapies play very important role in managing Alzheirer's disease and Dementia:
Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic therapy used in mental diseases. It involves gently pouring Ayurvedic oils or Ayurvedic decoction over the forehead. It helps with mental fatigue, stress and depression. It is also recommended for patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia because as it improves the memory and behaviour.
Nasya is an Ayurvedic therapy in which Ayurvedic nasal drops are administered through the nostrils. It helps in neurological disorders and diseases concerned with the upper part of the body.
Following classical preparation of Ayurvedic reciepies are used sucessfully by millions of Ayurvedic doctors all over the globe to treat Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Yoga can also help preventing Alzheimer's disease and dementia in healthy individuals. Pranayamas are breathing techniques used in yoga. These techniques help rejuvenate the brain cells and improve memory and confidence. Yoga reduces stress, thus pacifies the factor involve in the progression of the Alzheimer's disease. Corpse pose and Seated forward bend pose are very effective in Alzheimer's disease.
There are six pillars of a healthy brain. These lifestyle changes can help prevent and reduce the progress of Alzheimer's disease and dementia:
Although, there is no effective treatment of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, but Ayurveda can helps a lot firstly by preventing and then by controlling the progress of these disease.
The causes of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia are yet unknown but in Ayurveda, it is linked with three body humour's imbalance in the body. According to first complete medical system known to mankind “Ayurveda”, mainly Vata Dosha disturbance in the older age causes Alzhemer’s disease or Dementia.
From Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne, Australia one can consult the best ayurvedic doctors to known ayurvedic body type and tips to prevent or cure alzhemer and dementia with ayurveda natural medicine.
Contact Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic to find the best possible preventive and curative natural plans for the diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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