Ayurvedic Cure for Insanity and Mental Disorders


In Ayurveda, any type of mental illness is known as Dimagi Bimari. Insanity and other mental diseases are much more difficult to understand than other physical diseases. The fast industrialization and excessive crowding, the day by day increasing competition, unnecessary hurry and worry are some of the important factors. Mental disorders are of many grades. It may range from mild peculiarities to temporary delirium.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS

Any mental disorder arises from either a disease or when the working of that part of the nervous system which controls and conducts is not proper. There are two groups for the causes of mental disorders.

GROUP 1 – PEOPLE WHO ARE REGULARLY SUBJECTED TO GREAT STRAINS WITHOUT DEVELOPING ANY MENTAL DISORDER.

GROUP 2 – PEOPLE WHO HAVE A TENDENCY TO BECOME INSANE AT SOME PONIT OF TIME IN LIFE WHEN CERTAIN CAUSES ARISE.

The main causes of any mental disorders are abnormal temperament, heredity, alcoholism, improper blood circulation, sudden shock, senile degeneration, disease of the nervous system.

VARITIES OF MENTAL DISORDER – Mental disorder can be placed in two categories

  • NEUROSES – it is a mild form of mental disorder. In this the patient has a general emotional feeling of anxiety.
  • PSYCHOSES – manic depressive psychosis, mania, melancholia, paranoia and certain states of confusion fall in this category.

According to ayurveda, there are large varieties of insanity cases. The causative factors are the vitiation of the three doshas, mental or physical shocks and weakness of the nervous system.

 

MEDICINES AND PRESCRIPTIONS

Depending upon the cause of the problem, different treatments are carried out. If the vitiation of the dosha is the reason for the cause of insanity, Ghritas which are certain ghee preparations are given to the patient. If it is due to the vitiation of pitta, certain purgatives are given and if insanity is due to the vitiation of kapha dosha, the patent should be made to vomit.

The ayurvedic medicines given below are very helpful for the treatment of insanity of any type.

AYURVEDIC MEDCINE

DOSE

  • Saraswatarishta
20ml should be taken daily mixed with equal quantity of water two times daily after meals.
  • Rajat Bhasma
  • Chandravaleha
75mg of Rajat Bhasma and 10gm of Chadravaleha should betaken twice daily with cow’s milk.
  • Lashunadya Ghrita
It should be mixed in the food of he patient.
  • Praval Pishti
  • Shankhapushpi Churna
  • Chaturbhuja Rasa
250mg of Praval Pishti, 1gm of Shankhapushpi Churna and 125mg of Chaturbhuja Rasa to be taken two times daily with honey.
  • Unmadagajakesari
250mg to be given with milk.
  • Unmadabhanjana
250 mg to be given with honey.
  • Shivaghrita
15-20mg can be taken.
  • Bhutankusha Rasa
250mg with ginger juice should be taken.
  • Bhatabharava Rasa
250mg should be taken with cow’s ghee.
  • Sarpagandha
  • Shankhapushpi
These should be in the paste form and applied on the fore head of the patient.
  • Sahasradhauta Ghrita
It should be used for massaging the head of the patient.

 

HOME REMEDIES

Ø      The patient should be given castor oil at least twice a week so that his bowels are clean and he does not suffer from constipation.

Ø      Goat’s milk and bhang should be mixed and the paste should be rubbed on the palms and the soles of the feet of the patient during day and at night.

DIET AND OTHER REGIMEN

The patient should be given simple and light food but it should be nutritious.