|Herbal Medicine Benefit Autism|
Herbal medicine, while not yet on a par other alternative autism treatment that existing. The number of potential herbal medicines is huge. Add to that the potential for supporting healthy immune, nervous, digestive and respiratory systems and there have a potent addition to the therapeutic repertoire. There are several herbal that can use to treat autism, which is:
- Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
Tasty, aromatic ginger is a time-tested medicine for stomach distress and it is used by nearly every population in the world. Ginger’s effect on motion sickness and nausea has been thoroughly proven. It reduces spasm, absorbs and neutralizes toxins in the digestive tract and increases digestive secretions, including bile and saliva. Ginger contains ingredients that soothe the gastrointestinal tract and aid digestion by increasing the peristalsis that moves food through the gut. Ginger speeds up the time it takes the stomach to empty, a benefit for feelings of abdominal discomfort and bloating.
- Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
It’s not often that a powerful herb tastes like delicious soup, but this potent Chinese energizer and immune builder proves to be the exception. Used to assist healing from chronic illness and as a stamina tonic, Astragalus boosts energy, increases stress adaptation, is particularly antiviral and amplifies the efficiency of many types of immune function. Traditionally, night sweats, wasting disorders, chronic ulcerations and sores, numbness and edema called for using Astragalus. This root is preferred for long-term prevention, but it can be used for acute cold and flu, and it will produce improvement in almost every case.
- Ginkgo leaf (Ginkgo biloba)
Ginkgo is an herb that offers promise for treating a large collection of brain, nerve and circulatory conditions. Ginkgo acts by increasing blood flow to the brain and central nervous system as well as promoting peripheral circulation and it exerts a protective effect on cells in general and nerve cells in particular. Ginkgo’s unusual biochemical properties lend it to treating memory loss and cognition disorders.
- Gotu kola leaf (Centella asiatica)
A standout herb for the nervous system, gotu kola has a host of benefits for neurological recovery and cognition. The herb is exceptionally high in B-complex vitamins, especially in B-1, B-2 and B-6, all of which are essential nutrients for the nervous system. Gotu kola is also called brahmi, a nod to its anti-aging properties and to its use as an aid to cognition. It has a bitter taste and is cooling to the body. Used to promote circulation, especially to the blood vessels of the skin and mucous membranes, it is a rejuvenator for the nerves and brain. Gotu kola strengthens memory, concentration and intelligence and promotes longevity. This remedy is used to treat disorders as diverse as epilepsy, senility, hair loss and psoriasis. Gotu kola is also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
- Calamus root (Acorus calamus)
Calamus is to stimulate the power of self-expression and to enhance intelligence. Ancient yogis and seers used this herb. The root promotes circulation to the brain, heightens memory, and enhances awareness and increases communication and self-expression. It is a bitter herb that acts as an anti-gas digestive aid and mucolytic, so it sees use in autism. Calamus also has warming respiratory functions.
Obviously, treating seizures with natural remedies is a tricky area. There must necessarily be much overlap with medical practice and it absolutely requires medical overview. However, we should be reminded that epilepsy is a clinical diagnosis, not an assessment made by EEG (Electroencephalography). If the seizures are improving, presumably that is to the good. This condition has great potential for drugs and natural medicine in combination.
- Peony root (Paeonia lactiflora)
Peony is blood nourisher. Chinese medicine recommends it to “soften and comfort the liver”, which is so important in hormone balance. Peony root, a sedative and anti-spasmodic, will and allow a comfortable night’s sleep.
- Lobelia leaf (Lobelia inflata)
Lobelia herb is for preventing and treating seizures. Consider using the therapeutic dose in tea, tincture or capsules for prevention. Use the tincture sublingually and massage this liquid into the base of the skull during a seizure to bring rapid relief. The pure acidified seed tincture may be stronger than the acidified fresh herb tincture, which, in turn, is stronger than the dry herb. Vinegar extract (tincture) is also a possibility.