Any kind of brain disorders or damage can be collectively called as dementia. Any symptoms of impairment to memory, communication and thinking, not because of age but because of some specific disorder (Alzheimer’s disease also comes in this series). It affects patient’s daily life and day-to-day activities.
Any kind of traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, head injury, HIV infection, Prion diseases, etc. can lead to dementia. Although there have been no proven herbs to treat dementia completely, but trying out some excellent herbal remedies may boost patient’s memory and give him some relief from this disease. However, dementia patients should be under assistance of some professional medical treatment and should consult their doctors before taking any alternative medicines.
Treat Dementia With Herbs
Leaves and seeds of periwinkle contain a substance called vincamine, a precursor to the chemical vinpocetine used to naturally enhance memory. You can either use its extract else prepare a herbal tea and sip 2-3 times a day.
You can also get its chemical extract in supplement form at herbal medical stores and take the dosage as advised. However, if you use the whole herb, you get a balanced blend of healing chemicals naturally occurring in the plant and benefit the most.
Ginseng is one the best known Chinese herbs as a general adaptogenic and restorative tonic. Therefore its intake may enhance ability to focus and channel concentration into the task at hand. It is believed that ginseng protects a portion of the brain hippocampus from the effects of stress hormones.
It should be strictly avoided in case of pregnancy or nursing mothers. Ginseng powder can be taken in tea or soft drinks, or even in cooking soups. Ginseng roots are also used as extracts and in capsule supplements, easily available at herbal medical stores.
Rosemary boosts the central nervous system and blood circulation, therefore excellent herb for patients of dementia. Try to diffuse rosemary essential oil near all places the patient spends his time. This will enhance his ability to focus, concentrate, and keep the stress out of mind and body.
A cup of rosemary tea can be miraculous to stimulate concentration and focus, and may help for reverse dementia. A brisk of rosemary rubdown in the shower will take back your fatigue and make it a healthy and happy day.
Brahmi booti, as the name suggests, is an ancient herb and used for treatment of various health diseases. Its intake boosts concentration ability and cures from memory lapses.
Take 5-6 grams of this herb and soak with a glass of water and 4-5 almonds and half a gram of pepper. Drink this solution every morning empty stomach. This herb is bitter in taste, therefore you can add honey for taste.
Sage is an excellent herb for treatment of various diseases since ancient times and preferred by herbalists. It works on cortex of the brain and flushes out fatigue and stress out of mind and body. This herb is believed to reverse the lost memory and enhance ability to concentrate.
Take dried sage leaves and boil with water to make herbal tea. Sip this tea 2-3 times a day regularly. You can also add honey, black pepper, and ginger to it for taste and better results.