Treating Alzheimer’s disease with the help of Ayurveda

Alzheimer’s is a disease that refers to the developing deterioration of the brain. Slow and steady loss of memory, poor cerebral ability, mental deterioration and change in personality are generally the predominant symptoms connected to the disease. Ayurveda carries the ability to treat Alzheimer’s, though the treatment does not promise a complete cure. As a matter of fact, no field of medicine has a complete cure to offer Alzheimer’s patients, as of today.

In fact even this treatment for Alzheimer’s through Ayurveda is in a progressing state, with Ayurveda scientists looking for effective curative properties in herbs like the Brahmi.

Ayurveda approaches diseases with the viewpoint that all diseases occur on account of an imbalance in the human body. The foundation of the science of Ayurveda is based on the concept of Tridosha – in accordance to which a person’s daily food, actions and thoughts have to be in composition with the Tridoshas.

According to the principles of Ayurveda, Alzheimer’s is caused as a result of the imbalance in vata – this imbalance is quite common as a person begins to grow in age. Alzheimer’s disease affects the vata – in the tissues of the central nervous system of the body – mainly the brain which then slowly becomes imbalanced.

Ayurveda therapy treatment in Alzeihmer patients begins with a vata balancing diet. Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) in the powdered form along with either ghee or milk is included in the patient’s daily diet. This helps charge and soothe the vata.

An oil massage daily, prior to a bath is also considered significant in this form of treatment. Ayurveda specialized preparations for Alzheimer’s treatment that are made from rice have proved highly beneficial to the patients besides providing the required nutrients to the old age person.

Herbs such as Brahmi and Ashwagandha that serve as nerve tonics are mainly used in treating Alzheimer’s disease through the science of Ayurveda.


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