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Herbal Remedies For Epilepsy

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Coconut There are many herbal remedies for epilepsy which is a disorder that affects the nerves and causes seizures in an individual. Infection of the central nervous system, trauma during childhood, metabolic disorders, use of drugs and alcohol are some of the causes associated with this condition in both children and adults. There are many different types of seizures and each needs a specific line of treatment. It is vital to understand that herbs cannot cure this disease, they can only help control it. We will learn more about them in this blog.


Natural Remedies For Epilepsy

  • An encouraging lab study conducted by AIIMS, India showed that when turmeric was used along with pheophytin, a commonly used anti epilepsy drug, it resulted in better end results. It also reduced stress that is common after drug treatment.

  • Green tea can be a useful aid for patients as the high antioxidant content in it has shown to protect the nerves from damage. This can have a positive impact on the number and severity of a seizure.

  • Using ginseng regularly can be helpful as it decreases the frequency of seizures. Tea, tablets and capsules can be used.

  • Virgin coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides which when consumed can slow progression of epilepsy. Adding it everyday to food is recommended.

  • Aloe vera is a safe alternate treatment to mange this disorder as it has natural chemicals that can protect the nerves.

  • Flax seed oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and damage that occurs to the nerves and can reduce epileptic episodes.

Use the above herbs only after talking to the doctor as they can interact with current prescription drugs. Yoga and stress management are also useful as part of treatment.


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Herbal Remedies For Epilepsy