Insomnia - Finding A Natural Cure

Last Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:31

Definition:
Denoting a complete lack of sleep, it has assumed alarming proportions among the upper classes in the present times. With sleep disturbances affecting the work of glands secreting hormones, there has been manifold rise in ailments as heart diseases & high blood pressure. Common symptoms are sleeplessness, memory lapses, lack of concentration, loss of co-ordination, confusion etc.

Treatment:
Main herbs used in treatment are Brahmi (Bacopa monneri), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina). Go for a low-salt diet. Avoid white-flour foods, sugar, tea, coffee, chocolate, cola drinks: alcohol, fatty foods, fried foods.

Take the following diet:
Vitamin B1: Whole grain, cereals, pulses and nuts Vegetables: Lettuce, Bottle Gourd Dairy: Milk, Curd, clarified butter Seeds: Aniseed ? Exercise daily, must walk atleast 1 mile a day ? Enjoy a stress-free life ? Cultivate a creative hobby ? Avoid meeting impossible targets ? Meditate



First Published: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:31

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