Do you have any natural medications for epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disease which is quite common and can cause recurrent seizures. The root cause of epilepsy is the abnormal electrical activity in the brain which is triggered by the nerve cells known as neurons. Epilepsy is a condition which involves seizures; however, it is wrong to refer to epilepsy as seizures, since the two are completely different.

Since there are neurochemicals involved in epilepsy, the medication for epilepsy requires a thorough medical evaluation before it is administered. This is a serious condition and should be treated very delicately, by a medical professional. Only after thorough medical evaluation can a professional determine the causes of epilepsy and prescribe the proper medication for epilepsy. There are many different treatment regimens for epilepsy, each of which is prescribed according to the condition of the patient and the specific symptoms being experienced by them.

Apart from the medication for epilepsy and the medical treatment of the condition, there are a number of other treatment methods like neural stimulation, surgery, special diets, and alternative therapies. Aromatherapy and acupuncture have been extensively used in the treatment of epilepsy. However, there therapies should be resorted to only after having a discussion with the doctor.

There are many natural remedies for epilepsy as well. Since epilepsy is a very old disease, there are many ancient methods of treating this condition successfully. Scullcap and passiflora are two herbal remedies which have been traditionally used for the treatment of epilepsy. These herbs are steeped in water and consumed as teas. It has been found that the essence of these herbs and the compounds present in them can maintain normal levels of stimulation and can also soothe the nervous system.

One of the best home remedies for epilepsy is ash gourd. The nutrients present in this vegetable allow the brain chemicals to come into equilibrium. There are a variety of vegetable preparations that can be made using ash gourd. The juice of ash gourd is also an excellent remedy for epilepsy. This can, in fact, be used as a medication for epilepsy. Simply consume one cup of juice from an ash gourd. To improve the taste of it, you can add sugar and the powder of licorice root into the juice. Drink this juice at least once everyday. If you can, drink it twice- once in the morning and once in the evening.

Another effective epilepsy remedy is prepared by boiling one part of water and one part of milk with garlic cloves. Before adding the garlic cloves to the boiling milk and water, crush them so that their juices can be absorbed into the milk and water solution.

answered by G M

When a person suffers from sudden electric waves in the brain, this is commonly referred to as a seizure. When someone has regular seizures, that person is said to be suffering from epilepsy. Usually the occurrence of seizures is related to illness like tumors of the brain, meningitis or even very high fever. Sometimes people who have suffered form some injury during their childhood also suffer from epilepsy. If you are on medication of any kind you should first research any possible side effects of this drug since it is a well documented fact that certain medications can cause epilepsy. The common symptoms of an epileptic seizure are rolling of eyes, uncontrolled drooling of saliva, biting the tongue etc.

You have not mentioned the age or sex of the person suffering from epilepsy. If you have only noticed an initial seizure, then you should consult a doctor at the earliest.

You can also try some home remedies to help ease your situation. Ash gourd is a vegetable that is extremely beneficial when taken by people suffering from epilepsy. You can cook it in a variety of vegetable preparations and eat this regularly. You can also grate the ash gourd to extract half a cup of the juice and then add a medium sized chunk of sugar to this. In addition you can also add a teaspoon of licorice root powder. This mixture should be taken twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. You can also make another preparation at home and ensure that you take it every single day. Mix half a cup of milk and half cup of water. When it begins boiling add four cloves of garlic. You can crush them roughly using some heavy object. Boil this for some time till the liquid is reduced to half its quantity.

In addition to these remedies you can help yourself by ensuring that you do not suffer from constipation. It is absolutely essential that your bowel movement is regular. You should make it a practice to do so every morning.. You can drink a cup of hot milk at bedtime to aid regular bowel movements.. In addition to this, you can adopt a high fiber diet. Stop eating vegetables like cauliflower and potatoes. Instead you should consume green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits. Make sure that your intake of liquids increases. Sleep is essential if you hope to have a good system. So is physical exercise. You should spend some time outdoor and get as much exercise a possible.

answered by M W

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