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Ayurvedic Plants for Epilepsy

Ayurvedic Plants for Curing Epilepsy

By Shankar.

Can Ayurvedic Plants help in curing epilepsy? Epilepsy, also known as fits or seizures is a chronic neurological disorder. The brain starts functioning abnormally due to the central nervous system disorder. Children and older people are the ones who get mostly affected by epilepsy. However, it can occur at any age.

In Ayurveda, epilepsy is termed as ‘apasmara’ or ‘aparmaram’. Ayurveda believes that epilepsy is caused due to imbalance of the three doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Any aggravation in these three doshas can lead to epilepsy. Ayurvedic plants can help in the cure of epilepsy.

The signs and symptoms of epilepsy are headaches, falling unconscious, uncontrollable moving of hands and legs, foam coming out of the mouth, biting of the tongue, eyes becoming distorted, the muscles of the body having rapid contractions and relaxations, and regaining consciousness after the attack of fits. There are many Ayurvedic plants to help you in treating epilepsy and improves the function of the brain.

Brahmi: The extract of this leaf has anti-epilepsy property. This herb is traditionally used for the treatment of epilepsy. It has antioxidant properties that help in reducing the fats in the bloodstream. This herb is used as a brain tonic. It helps in treating stress, anxiety, tension, and depression which can cause epilepsy. It is also known for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Aloe Vera: This herb is traditionally used for healing wounds, cuts, sunburns, and many skin disorders. It is very effective medicine for all skin problems. Apart from its traditional use, it is also helpful in treating epilepsy and other nervous disorders. The juice of Aloe Vera can be taken orally for treating epilepsy.

Ashwagandha: This herb works positively on the central nervous system. It is useful in treating mental disorders like stress, anxiety, and depression. It helps in having normal ageing and treats neurological conditions like epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Shankhapushpi: This herb is used as brain tonic. It improves memory and treats emotional imbalance, nervous debility, fatigue, insomnia. You can take two grams of shankhapushpi juice along with honey to treat epilepsy.

Valerian: This herb is very useful in treating epilepsy. However, overdose of this herb can cause certain side effects. It soothes the brain and promotes sleep.

Jatamansi: This herb is very effective in treating stress, anxiety and promotes sleep. It helps in enhancing memory and treats mental imbalances. It is also effective in treating hysteria and epilepsy.

Vacha: Known as ‘sweet flag’, it helps in enhancing memory. It is very effective in treating epilepsy.

Though the above Ayurvedic plants are good and safe to use, overdose of some can cause certain serious health disorders. Therefore, it is very important to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to know the exact doses of these Ayurvedic plants to be taken to cure epilepsy.

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