Ayurvedic treatment for Dementia or Cognitive impairment

Dementia or Cognitive impairment

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Dementia or Cognitive impairment


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.2

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) may be beneficial in these conditions2.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Dementia is an outcome of the aging 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.2

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Similar to diet, you should avoid lifestyle regime that accelerates your. This includes daytime sleeping, heavy alcohol intake, excess physical activity and overworking.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

Bhramari Pranayama is known to increase positive thoughts and feelings of happiness. 

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