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Epilepsy refers to a condition in which fits or attacks of unconsciousness occur, with or without convulsions. Known as 'falling
sickness', it is a serious disorder of the central nervous system. It occurs in both children and adults. Most attacks, however,
occur in childhood and in early adult life.
There are two main types of epilepsy known as petit mal and grand mal. In petitmal, an attack starts and stops within a few
seconds. The patient has a momentary loss of consciousness, with no convulsions except sometimes a slight rigidity. The attack
in me case of grand mal comes with a dramatic effect There are violent contractions of the anus, legs, and the rest of the body,
accompanied by a sudden loss of consciousness.
|In a typical attack, the patient cries out; falls to the ground; loses consciousness; and develops convulsions, with foaming at the
mouth, twitching of the muscles, biting of the tongue, distorted fixation of limbs, rotation of the head, and deviation of the eyes.
The main cause of petit mal is a strained nervous condition.
Grand mal results from hereditary influences, serious shock or injury to the brain or nervous system, and diseases like
meningitis and typhoid. Other causes of epilepsy include allergic reaction to certain food substances, circulatory disorders,
chronic alcoholism, lead poisoning, use of cocaine and other such habits, mental conflict, and deficient mineral assimilation.
Epilepsy Natural Remedies #1
Fruits like apples, figs, and grapes have proved beneficial in the treatment of epilepsy. The juice of grapes has, however, been
found to be comparatively more effective for this disease. The patient should take about 500 ml of the juice of fresh grapes
thrice a day for three months. It will provide immense relief and help in the cure of the disease
Epilepsy Natural Remedies #2
Certain vegetable juices, especially carrot juice, in combination with juices of beets and cucumber, have also been found
valuable in epilepsy. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are 300 ml of carrot juice and 100 ml each
of beet and cucumber juices to prepare 500 ml or half a liter of mixed juice to be taken daily.
Epilepsy Natural Remedies #3
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is considered useful in epilepsy. This vitamin is involved in critical functions of the nervous system.
The valuable vegetable sources of this vitamin are rice, milk, brewer's yeast, cereals, legumes, green leafy vegetables, carrots,
and peanuts. If taken in supplement form, vitamin B6 should be taken in therapeutic dose of 100-150 mg daily, along with other
B complex vitamins.
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