Home remedies for epilepsy are as effective as any other method of treating this disease. As epilepsy is a neurological disorder comprised of seizures and tremors. In this condition, there is a repeated fits or attacks of unconsciousness with violent shivers. This can be caused due to stress full life style, lazy life style, injury, heredity or parasitic infection in brain, yet it can occur without any solid provable reason.
Home remedies for epilepsy mainly lay stress on three aspects of daily routine and these are effective diet, healthy life style and use of herbs. Despite discussing diet treatment, it is more important to know the effective diet that helps the body in treating this disease. Intake of vegetable juices like carrot juice mixed with juice of beets and cucumber has been found very effective in curing this disease. The combination of 300 ml of carrot juice and 100 ml each of beet and cucumber making 500 ml of mixed juice shall be consumed every day. Regular intake of this everyday for three months may prove to be valuable in providing immense relief. Fruits like apple, figs, peach, pineapple, melon, orange and grapes are effective too in treating epilepsy, out of these grapes juice has been found to be most effective.
Consumption of vitamin B6 or pyridoxine through vitamin B6 rich diet or as supplement is another very effective home remedy for epilepsy. Vitamin B6 is involved in critical functions of nervous system. Optimum supply of this vitamin will ensure strong nervous system. Some of food sources rich in vitamin B6 are rice, milk, brewer's yeast, cereals, legumes, green leafy vegetables, carrot and peanuts.
Ocimum Sanctum or popularly known as holy basil (tulsi) plays a very important role in many home remedies for epilepsy. Leaves of holy basil can be rubbed over the whole body after the bath everyday. Smelling the blossom of holy basil few times everyday reduces the frequency of seizures. If one is in unconscious state due to seizure. Few drops of juice made by grinding 10-12 leaves of holy basil and salt supplied through nostrils of the patient will immediately make him regain his consciousness.
Apart from diet, healthy life style with optimum exercise, strict diet and complete relaxation is the key factor and best home remedy for epilepsy. Excitement, severe mental and physical stress should be avoided. Consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol, animal proteins except milk, potatoes, fried and greasy food, and pickles shall be strictly avoided. Normal diet comprising alfalfa beans, mung beans, raw goat’s milk, home-made cottage cheese shall be taken. Food sources rich in magnesium are important home remedies for epilepsy, some of the sources are raw nuts, spinach, beet tops, soybean seeds and kale. Small meals shall be taken in place of large meals.
Applying mud pack on abdomen twice a day helps in removing harmful toxins and works as effective home remedy for epilepsy. Application of alternate hot and cold soaks at the base of the head while both legs are submersed in a bucket of warm water, four times in a day, is another effective home remedy for epilepsy. Full Epsom salt bath twice a week are also effective in curing epilepsy.