Sunday, 26 August 2012

Overcoming Amnesia


This is the partial or complete loss of memory. Old age and mental disorders presents various types of amnesia with varying degrees. Names, words and everything a person has come across in life soon become forgotten and recollection almost an impossible task. Verbal amnesia is the most common form of amnesia where the patients forget names and words
. A rare form of amnesia is the temporary loss of memory in which a person forgets even his own identity; name, age, family background and any remembrance of the past events.
Impairment of the brain cells has been touted as the main cause of amnesia by diseases which affect them directly or indirectly due to a poor blood supply caused by circulatory disease. Dullness of intellect and weakness of the brain also results to poor memory although many of its causes are largely psychological in origin like anxiety neurosis. Injury to the head is another cause of temporary loss of memory.

Prescribed diet for amnesia patients must contain phosphorus –rich foods like cereals, pulses, nuts, egg yolk, fruit juices and milk.
Herb sage has been found beneficial in the treatment of a weak memory, it acts on the cortex of brain, mitigates mental exhaustion and strengthens the ability to concentrate. A tea prepared from dried leaves can be used regularly for this purpose.
            Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 and potassium contained in apple helps in the synthesis of glutamic acid which controls the wear and tear of the nerve cells. Eating an apple with one teaspoonful of honey plus one cup of milk is beneficial in the treatment of memory loss and mental irritability, acting as an effective nerve tonic and recharges the nerves with new energy and life.
Almonds preserve vitality of the brain and cure ailments originating from nervous disorders. Immerse ten to twelve almonds in water overnight with their outer skin removed, make into fine paste taken alone or mixed with butter.  Almond oil is also beneficial in the treatment of brain weakness; inhale ten to fifteen drops of almond oil through the nose, morning and evening.
            This is also another unique fruit capable of restoring normal brain function. About twenty grams of walnut should be taken every day, the value of which is enhanced if taken with figs or raisins in a proportion of ten grams daily.
            Five seeds of finely grounded black pepper, mixed with one teaspoon of honey are also beneficial in the treatment of this condition and should be taken morning and evening.
Another valuable remedy for the treatment of amnesia and poor memory. Three grams of cumin seeds should be mixed with two teaspoonful of pure honey and taken twice a day preferably, in the morning.


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