[toc]Schizophrenia is a serious psychological and mental condition in which a person experiences hallucinations and delusions. The sufferer is not aware of what is real and what is imaginary. The person starts losing control over his thoughts and memory. He finds it difficult to realize that what he has been experiencing is delusive. There are different types of schizophrenia such as paranoid schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia and disorganized schizophrenia. There are different causes for schizophrenia including genetic reasons, environmental causes, psychological background and abnormal brain structure.
Since it is a chronic disorder, it cannot be completely cured in a course of few days but hallucinations and delusions can be controlled and managed with proper treatment. It is important first to identify the symptoms and take proper treatment. Some patients leave the treatment midway. This will result in worsening of symptoms. Hence you must always stick to the treatment, once it has been started. Herbal remedies are also effective in curing schizophrenia. Here are some herbal remedies which will help in managing the disease:
5 Herbal Remedies For Schizophrenia
They are good healers. They possess antioxidant properties which are helpful in treating schizophrenia. Drink tea made with basil leaves regularly as it enhances the brain’s functionality and hence, helps it to minimize surfacing of schizophrenic symptoms.
Steep one fourth of a tablespoon of basil leaves in a cup of hot water with dried sage leaves of half a tablespoon. Boil it properly for a few minutes and then drink it. Drink this herbal tea at least twice a day to observe positive changes.
Indian Gooseberry and Carrot
Indian gooseberries are rich in niacin amide and vitamin C which help in treating schizophrenia to a large extent. They also enhance our immune system and make it stronger to fight schizophrenia. Either take it as herbal tea or have 2-3 gooseberries daily.
Carrot must be made a part of daily diet of a schizophrenic patient. Carrots are very good source of niacin which is helpful in treating various mental disorders. Take fresh carrot in salad in your daily lunch and dinner or you may even have two raw carrots daily.
This herb can be used to treat schizophrenia as it meliorates blood circulation making oxygen available abundantly to your central nervous system. When there is increased availability of oxygen to the brain, the brain functions in a better manner. The herb must be taken in the form of herbal tea at least 3 times a day to see positive effects.
Green Cardamom Seeds
These seeds are loaded with healing properties and they support our nervous system. It can be taken as herbal tea to treat schizophrenia, twice or thrice a day. Mix one teaspoon of green cardamom seeds to one glass of hot water and leave it for 10 minutes. Drink this tea to suppress the symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
Licorice powder contains minerals which help in managing the brain’s activities. It also suppresses stress and controls anxiety and has a very good overall effect in schizophrenia treatment. Drink herbal tea made with licorice one hour before your meals to have it digested and assimilated properly. Licorice can be consumed three times a day in the above manner, and this should be taken atleast for a month to witness the results.