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Top 7 Effective Natural Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain Aging

According to Ayurveda, Alzheimer’s disease is caused mainly due to imbalance of vata dosha in body. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of brain that shows behavior changes and memory loss in an individual. It is also considered as a form of dementia. The symptoms like memory loss, language problem, decreased judgement, poor judgement, problems in terms of thinking, disorientation in relation to place and time, misplacing things, personality change, lack of initiative, frequent changes in mood and behavior.

Natural treatment is the best way to heal Alzheimer’s disease as it will improve strength, power, memory loss, endurance and will power in an affected person. This disease is more common in older age.

Here are some natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease:

1. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis):

shankhpushpi

This is an Ayurvedic herb used as a brain tonic, memory enhancer, anxiety, stress-related disorders, insomnia and numerous neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This herb supports central nervous system in an individual. Shankhpushpi contains active ingredients like.

  1. Glycosides & flavonoids that strengthen immunity and act as an antioxidant.
  2. Alkaloids: This herb contains alkaloids that act as a muscle relaxant, serotonin-boosting and pain reducing agent.
  3. Coumarins: It acts as a natural chemical compound that helps in thinning of blood and have anti-fungal and anti-tumor activities. It rejuvenates the brain cells and act as a tranquilizer and psycho-stimulant.

Usage of herb Shankhpushpi:

  1. Consume one teaspoon of shankhpushpi herb powder with a glass of water daily.
  2. Use shankhpushpi in the form of decoction.

2. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

Brahmi

:This is one of most common herbs used from ancient times for neurological disorders. It contains a mixture of phytochemicals that are very beneficial for the brain. This herb boosts up memory, protects neural system from damage and improves performance of neurons. Brahmi protects the neural system against neurotoxins like morphine, aluminum and cigarette smoke. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that remove heavy metals and amyloid from the brain. It suppresses neural oxidative stress, reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It is the best natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Usage of Brahmi herb:

  1. Consume one teaspoon of brahmi powder once daily with plain water.

3. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra):

Glycyrrhiza glabra

This is an amazing herb that enhances memory, enhances analytical abilities of the brain, increases blood circulation to central nervous system and balances sugar level in the blood. The antioxidant properties of this herb remove toxins. It helps to control fear, emotions and anger.

Usage of Licorice herb:

  1. You can consume licorice in powder form. Use one teaspoon of licorice once daily.
  2. Make a tea from licorice stick. Take one small stick of licorice boil it in two cups of water. Boil this until it one cup is left. Strain the mixture and drink this herbal tea daily.

4. Turmeric (Curcuma longa):

Turmeric

Turmeric is most common herb used in Ayurveda for its therapeutic value. Anti-oxidant properties of this herb reduces free radicals from the body that improves immunity and health. It is used to remove toxins, fights against allergies and infections. This herb treats associated symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The presence of compound curcumin in it shows effective results in various problems.

Usage of Turmeric:

  1. Take one teaspoon of turmeric powder and consume it with a glass of lukewarm water daily.
  2. Use half teaspoon of pure turmeric powder in a glass of milk and consume this milk daily.
  3. Consume turmeric powder in cooking food items.

5. Sonth (Zingiber officinale):

Sonth

This is most commonly used naturally for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It works wonderfully on nervous system and emotional ailments. The herb maintains overall system of the body. Sonth boosts up appetite, makes brain sharper, increases memory and overcomes weakness. It makes the body and mind healthy, stress free, improves brain functions.

Usage of Sonth:

  1. Take a few pieces of dried ginger herb. Put it in two cups of water, boil it until it one cup is remaining and drink it.
  2. Use sonth powder in your food items as it’s very helpful.

6. Almonds:

Almonds

These are used for overcoming signs and symptoms like loss of memory, poor judgment and various other problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Usage of almonds:

  1. Take 4-5 almonds and soak it overnight. Peel it off and eat it daily morning on empty stomach.
  2. You can powder the almonds and take it with a glass of milk daily.
  3. Use almond oil with a glass of milk. Drink this daily once.
  4. Massage your head with almond oil as it will overcome symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. It provides a soothing effect, relives stress and cures anxiety.

7. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):

Ashwagandha

This is one of most effective herbs used to reduce anxiety and stress. It also helps to reduce fatigue, weak memory and anxiety associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The herb promotes overall well-being, nourishes strength and immunity.

Usage of Ashwagandha:

  1. Consume one teaspoon of ashwagandha powder once in a day with plain water or a glass of milk.

Top 7 Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are the infections in any part of the urinary system—kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most of the infections involve the lower urinary tract i.e. in the bladder and in the urethra. Women are more susceptible to these infections rather than men. Infection which is limited to bladder is painful but serious consequences can occur if UTI spreads to kidneys.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) is a global health condition affecting many people worldwide.  Primarily the UTI was caused by gram-negative bacteria and involvement of gram-positive bacteria was very less. Escherichia coli (80%), Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumonia and Enterobacter aerogenes were common gram-negative bacteria while Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Enterococci and Staphylococcus aureus were gram negative bacteria responsible for urinary tract infections as uncontrolled use of antibiotics resulted in bacterial resultant which converted into a threatening condition in the present world.

Top 7 Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections(UTI)

Pseudomonas and Escherichia coli were most susceptible bacteria for the development of multi-drug resistance (MDR). In recent years, the problem of drug resistance to human pathogenic is growing day by day and the outlook for the use of drugs in future aspect is uncertain. Therefore, there is a need of some alternative and effective medicine particularly of natural origin with an ultimate goal to provide efficient treatment to the patient.

Various efforts have been done worldwide to find out novel anti-microbial agents from plants which may act through different mechanisms other than those currently used antimicrobials and might be noteworthy in clinical practice for the management of MDR microbial strains. These practices are based on traditional and cultural uses. Therefore, there is a vital need for thoroughly investigating such plants not only on laboratory bacterial strain but also clinically isolated microbe to develop them into magic bullet to treat various disease conditions.

Urinary Tract Infections according to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda, Urinary Tract Infection is known as Pittaja Mutrakrichhra is caused by the aggravation of Pitta dosha. Diet and lifestyle that causes aggravation of Pitta dosha also increases infection. Aggravated Pitta produces toxins in the body and these toxins accumulate in the mutravahi srotas and create an imbalance in the defence system of urinary system and lead to bacterial growth.
  • Many drugs work on the bacteria responsible for these infections but these drugs do not work on improving the body’s defence mechanism. Further, antibiotics increase Pitta dosha in the body further deteriorating the condition but Ayurvedic treatment pacify the heating toxins thereby providing long term relief to the patient.

What are the symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections?

  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amount of urine
  • Strong and persistent urge to urinate
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain in women especially in the centre of pelvis and around the area of pubic bone.
  • Cloudy appearance of urine
  • Urine that appears red or cola coloured which is a sign of blood in the urine

Types of Urinary Tract Infection

There are types of urinary tract infections depending on the type of urinary tract which is infected.

  • Acute Pyelonephritis affecting the kidneys in which there is pain in upper back, shaking, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting.
  • Cystitis affecting the bladder in which there is a pressure on the pelvis, discomfort in the lower abdomen, frequent and painful urination and blood in urine.
  • Urethritis affecting the urethra in which there is burning sensation during urination.

Risk factors associated with Urinary Tract Infections -These factors are more common in women because—

  • Female Anatomy—Woman’s urethra is shorter than man’s urethra which shortens the distance that bacteria must travel to reach the bladder.
  • Using certain types of birth control—Women who use diaphragms for birth control are at a greater risk.
  • Menopause—After menopause, there is a decline in the circulating estrogens which causes changes in the urinary tract that makes a woman more susceptible to infection.

Other factors are

  • A suppressed immune system—Diseases like—diabetes impair the immune system which increase the risk of UTIs.
  • Blockages in the urinary tract—An enlarged prostate or kidney stones can trap urine in the bladder and can increase the risk of UTIs.

Top 7 Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

  • Keep 3 tablespoons of powdered coriander seeds and 1 tablespoon of mishri mixed in 3 cups of water overnight and drink 1 cup of this liquid 3 times a day. This is a very effective remedy for pacifying Pitta in the urinary tract.
  • Amla—Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice (3-4 spoons) mixed with sugar (1 spoon) must be taken 2-3 times a day or dip Amla powder smashed raisins and sugar in water overnight and drink this water in the morning empty stomach.
  • Buttermilk—Take lot of buttermilk but be sure it is not sour. Remove its sour contents and dilute it with twice quantity of water but it should not be refrigerated. Take 1 glass of buttermilk with pinch of black pepper or cumin seeds and drink it at regular intervals 4-5 times a day.
  • Coconut water—Take tender coconut water with jaggery or with coriander powder 2-3 times a day.
  • Cucumber—Cucumber relieves burning sensation during urination and also brings down body heat. To 1 cup of cucumber juice, add 1 tsp of honey and lemon juice and take 1-2 times a day.
  • Radish—Take radish juice 1-2 times a day.
  • Carrot Juice—Taking carrot juice everyday helps in building immunity and also improves metabolism. It also maintains normal pH of urine thus reduces burning sensation. Take carrot juice 2 times a day.

Things to be Avoided

  • Avoid intake of hot, oily, spicy, sour, salty and bitter foods as these foods increase acidity and can make urine more acidic.
  • They increase Pitta and Vata which are the chief causes for Mutrakrichra.

Things to be Taken

  • Increase the intake of Pitta pacifying herbs like—coriander, red sandalwood, licorice root etc.
  • Increase the intake of liquids in the form of water, juices, coconut water. Avoid working in the sun or in hot atmosphere such as near furnaces