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Schizophrenia and Psychosis Natural Ayurvedic Management

Author : Gurnam Saini  

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Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that usually appears in the early adulthood. The incidence of this disease is also higher in adolescents. This disorder is characterized by delusions, paranoia and auditory, visual or tactile hallucinations, as well as other cognitive difficulties.


Sign and Symptoms of Schizophrenia


Schizophrenia usually strikes the patients between the ages of 16 and 30 years. The symptoms appear earlier in males than in females. In most cases, the disorder develops gradually, though in some cases, it may strike suddenly and progress quickly. The use of natural treatment for schizophrenia prescribed based on the concepts of Ayurveda can helps in the symptoms of  disease. A regular ayurvedic treatment with its remedies can bring about an improvement in the symptoms of this condition and improve the quality of their life.[1]


The common signs and symptoms of schizophrenia can be classified into four categories:


  • Positive symptoms or psychotic symptoms that cause delusions and hallucinations.
  • Negative symptoms, which refer to the elements being taken away from the patients. These symptoms include the absence of facial expressions and the lack of interest or motivation in performing routine activities.
  • Cognitive symptoms that affect the patient’s thought processes. It can cause poor concentration, loss of memory and reduced attention span.
  • Emotional symptoms such as anger, aggressiveness, suspicion, and blunted emotions.


Patients who suffer from delusions display false beliefs that can take varying forms. They can develop a delusion of persecution or grandeur. They often feel that someone is attempting to control them. Some patients think they have exceptional abilities and powers.


Schizophrenia patients who suffer from auditory hallucinations complain of hearing voices, which are absent. They feel someone is whispering in their ears and commanding them to do certain things. 


In such cases, Ayurvedic naturopath can provide specific dietary guidelines. The ayurvedic diet includes the herbs that may help in restoring the normal thought processes and behaviors. 


A regular use of ayurvedic supplements for schizophrenia can also improve the cognitive functions of the brain. This may boost the patient's ability to focus or concentrate, plan ahead, recall things related to their personal relations. [2]


The incidence of this disease is higher in the patients having a family history of the same. Some other triggers that can significantly influence the risk of schizophrenia include imbalances in the production of certain chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, and serotonin.


Ayurvedic Indian Herbs for schizophrenia may help to maintain the balance of chemicals in the brain.


Natural Herbs which may works for Schizophrenia and Psychosis


Natural herbs for schizophrenia mentioned below can be useful in regulating the balance of chemicals in the brain and reducing the symptoms caused by this disease.


Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Brahmi can be used to improve the cognitive functions of the brain such as memory, attention span, and the ability for logical reasoning.[3]


Mandookparni (Centella asiatica): Mandookparni can offers treatment for schizophrenia symptoms. It may works by enhancing the production of dopamine and preventing the symptoms caused due to the chemical imbalances such as delusions and hallucinations. [4]


Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi): Jatamansi can help in schizophrenia naturally by acting as a regenerative and restorative agent. It may restores the natural brain functions and may  provides relief from schizophrenia symptoms.[5]


Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): Ayurvedic treatments for psychosis and schizophrenia using Shankhpushpi may prevent delusions and hallucinations. [6] (This herb is either restricted or not permissible to use in Australia. The information on website is for education purposes. One should consult a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner to find the safe substitute for this herb in Australia.)


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha can be used for the treatment for schizophrenia symptoms. It may works by regulating the functions of the brain and nervous system. [7]


 Ayurvedic Clinic and Practitioner In Melbourne, Australia


Patients suffering from schizophrenia can seek an natural treatment at  ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne called “Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic”. 


The ayurvedic practitioner (with ayurveda doctor qualification from India) can also advise patients to follow panchakarma therapy


The treatment given by the ayurveda practitioner at the Melbourne natural medicine clinic is aimed at improving the quality of patients’ life by relieving their symptoms and improving their social interactions. 





If you wish to enquire more information on Schizophrenia or Psychosis Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.




Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence in western world.


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Author Bio:

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. 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