Ayurvedic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease

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Alzheimer’s disease


In Ayurveda, management of Alzheimer’s is done using herbs that act as Medhyarasayana . Additionally Panchkarma is prescribed for improving quality‑of‑life of the patient and family members.3

Intellect promoting or Medhya drugs such as Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yastimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia (Wild) Miers) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pleuricaulis Chois) can offer help. Biopurificatory measures like Snehana-svedana, Vasti and Nasya may be beneficial. Satvajya (councelling), Daiva Vyapashraya Chikitsa (Worship Enchanting etc) that may be beneficial.4, 5

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Alzheimer’s disease is an outcome of the ageing process. Diet should be aimed at slowing the aging process and nourishing the nervous system.

Dry vegetables, meat, sesame, germinated cereals, pulses should be used in diet.

Avoid our, saline, pungent and alkaline food items. Also avoid contradictory food, unwholesome and Abhisyandi (those which obstruct the channels of normal circulation) putrid and stale food.3

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Activities that accelerate ageing should be avoided. These are - day time sleep, sexual enjoyment and heavy alcohol intake etc. Those who expose their physique to the strain of irregular and excessive exercise and those who are subjected to excess of fear, anger, grief, greed, infatuation and overwork are also having risk of premature aging.3

Some asanas that are helpful are as follows -

  • Suryanamaskara:

It is a whole body exercise and is particularly helpful because it encourages you to breathe deeply and rhythmically.

  • Pranayama

Paroxysmal gamma waves produced in brain during the Bhramari Pranayama which is associated with positive thoughts, feelings of happiness and acts as a natural antidepressant.

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