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Alzeimers and Dementia Ayurveda Treatment

Author : Dr. Gurnam Saini  



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:

  • Memory loss
  • Behavior changes
  • Difficulty in remembering the recent events
  • Vagueness in conversation
  • Loss of enthusiasm in daily activities, especially for which were previously enjoyable
  • Delay response
  • Taking a longer time to complete the routine tasks
  • Forgetting the name of people and places, which were previously easier to remember
  • Emotional unpredictability
  • Inability to answer the questions and follow the instructions, which were very easier previously
  • Social skill deterioration


Herbs for Dementia, Alzheimer's disease Cure


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.


Panchakarma (Ayurvedic therapies) for Alzheimer's disease and Dementia


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.


Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's disease and Dementia


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.

  • Ashwagandharist
  • Aswagandhadi lehyam
  • Brahma rasayanam
  • Saraswatharishtam
  • Anu Thailam
  • Bala Thailam
  • Balarishtam
  • Balaswagandhadhi Thailam
  • Brahmi Thailam
  • Brahmi Ghritham
  • Dhanwantharam 101 capsules
  • Dhanwantharam Thailam
  • Dhanwantharam Gulika
  • Ksheerabala 101 capsules
  • Kalyanaka Gritham
  • Saraswatha gritham
  • Saraswatharishtam
  • Sathavaryadi gritham
  • Chyavanaprasam
  • Ksheerabala Thailam
  • Sarpagandha Gulika


Yoga for 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.


Lifestyle changes for Alzheimer's disease and dementia


There are six pillars of a healthy brain. These lifestyle changes can help prevent and reduce the progress  of Alzheimer's disease and dementia:


  • Do regular exercises.
  • Take a healthy diet. Include fruits and vegetables in your daily meal.
  • Take a quality sleep
  • Have an active social life
  • Do mental exercises to stimulate the brain.
  • Do meditation for stress management. Attend Shirodhara session at least once in a week. If you notice any Alzheimer's disease symptom, then take a complete course of Shirodhara relaxation technique every month for at least 5 days.


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.


Treating Dementia and Alzheimer's disease in Melbourne, Australia


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

Member of AAA (Australian Association of Ayurveda)
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Author Bio:

Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More


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