Acorus calamus as an Herbal Cure for EpilepsyI’ve written about epilepsy in a number of articles here at AlivenHealthy. This is a disease that’s captivated my attention from several angles. A few years ago, I stumbled across research out of India that talked about how poorer countries of the world regard epilepsy as a tapeworm infection in the brain. These studies talked about how epilepsy was misdiagnosed in about 30% of cases. They also talked about how “spontaneous recovery” is common in epilepsy patients. The scientists speculated that spontaneous recoveries had to do with the patient overcoming the tapeworm infection somehow. This seemed like the kind of information that people ought to know about so I wrote an article detailing the information that I found about epilepsy misdiagnoses.
Click here to read about epilepsy as a misdiagnosis.
Recently, I again stumbled across an interesting herb that can cure epilepsy: Acorus calamus. This herb is able to cure 66 out of 88 epilepsy patients according to one scientific study. This was not just a treatment for epilepsy. Rather, Acorus calamus is a permanent cure for epilepsy at least in most cases. In individuals who are not cured by Acorus calamus, the herb is said to reduce seizures by up to 50%. The scientists treated study participants for 6 months and most of them had no additional seizures even 2 years after the study had been completed.
Acorus calamus roots contain the medicinal substances asarone and beta-asarone which have anticonvulsant activity in the human body. Indeed, this herbal remedy for epilepsy has brain-healing effects and it has also been studied as an herbal remedy for autism. Studies have shown that children who are beginning to develop autism symptoms can take Acorus calamus and the herb is able to detoxify the body and heal the nervous system. As an herbal remedy for epilepsy, Acorus calamus may work through a similar mechanism of action. Click here to read more about Acorus calamus as an herbal remedy for autism here.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Acorus calamus is administered only after Shodhana, a purificatory procedure. In Ayurvedic medicine, Acorus calamus reliably reduces the tonic extensor phase and decreases the duration of seizures overall.
During treatment using Acorus calamus, patients may be slightly less sociable as their acetylcholine levels may diminish in response to this herbal treatment. The Acorus calamus essential oil has similar effects as the dried herb. Exercise caution when using Acorus calamus essential oil in children or babies as it is more powerful than the dried herb.
For more information about Acorus calamus dosing and other herbal remedies for epilepsy, click here.
Pregnancy-Friendly Herbs: Tilia / Common Lime / Linden Flower
Nov 27, 2023
By Jennifer Shipp
Tilia / Common Lime / Linden Flower Linden flower tea can be used to reduce anxiety naturally as well as to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy. Tilia europea, also known as linden flower or common lime, is safe for use during all stages of pregnancy according to Health Canada however it should not be used in women with pre-existing heart conditions. Women who are near term should not drink linden tea because it can affect uterine contractions during labor. Avoid using Tiliea europea during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy before your due date. Tilia europea Medicinal Action Diaphoretic / Fever-Reducing Herb Anti-spasmodic Sedative Nervine / Relaxant Flatulence Bloating Heartburn Constipation Diuretic Anticoagulant Immunity Enhancing He...
Pregnancy-Friendly Herbs: Silybum marianum / Milk Thistle
Nov 25, 2023
By Jennifer Shipp
Herbal Remedy for Gestational Diabetes: Silybum marianum / Milk Thistle Silybum marianum can be combined with Melissa officinalis, Baobab fruit powder, and Moringa oleifera during pregnancy to treat gestational diabetes naturally. Silybum marianum is most famous for its ability to detoxify and heal the liver, but it has also been studied for its ability to improve milk production during breastfeeding. During pregnancy, detoxification of the liver is extremely important as the body has additional toxins to process while building another human being. The liver is the primary organ of detoxification in the body and keeping this organ working smoothly can help the bowels moving as well which can get rid of constipation during pregnancy or at least significantly lessen it. Often,...
Pregnancy-Friendly Herbs: Asparagus racemosus / Shatavari / Satavar / Satamuli
Nov 24, 2023
By Jennifer Shipp
Asparagus racemosus / Shatavari / Satavar / Satamuli Asparagus racemosus, also known as Shatavari is one of the most important herbal remedies that can be used during pregnancy. It has a wide range of effects, an excellent nutrient profile, and the ability to prevent preterm birth naturally. Asparagus racemosus, also known as Shatavari, Satamuli, or Satavar, is an herb that is used regularly in Ayurveda to enhance fertility and improve libido in both men and women. This herb is rich in a number of nutrients that strengthen immune system function. Shatavari has also been used as an herbal remedy for cancer along with other natural treatments. Asparagus racemosus: Medicinal Effects The dried roots of the Asparagus racemosus plant are the parts that are used medicinally. Below are...
How to Heal from Traumatic Brain Injury: Agmatine
Nov 20, 2023
By Jennifer Shipp
Agmatine for Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury symptoms can be treated using agmatine, a derivative of L-arginine. What is Agmatine? Agmatine is a substance that was discovered in 1910. It is produced naturally in the body from the conditionally essential amino acid known as L-arginine. It is found throughout the body in the stomach, small intestines, the brain and spinal cord, and the aorta of the heart. Many scientists today believe that agmatine is a neurotransmitter that works to modulate the nervous system function, particularly the glutamatergic system. As such, this substance plays a role in balancing brain and heart function, but it also promotes the growth and development of new neurons in the nervous system. It is for this reason, that scientists have studies agma...
FREE CANCER CURE CATALOG - VOLUME 1
After signing up, you'll receive an email containing a link to download your free e-Book. In the future, you'll receive occasional emails FROM US ONLY about topics related to health and self-care. We will not sell your email address. We will not share your email address. It's only for our use and you can opt-out any time simply by clicking a link at the bottom of the email.
We're currently giving away the first volume of The Cancer Cure Catalog, the first of a 4 volume reference set of scientifically proven cancer cures complete with a resource list of scientific articles and testimonials for each treatment listed.