Alzheimer's Disease in Ayurveda:


In the realm of Ayurveda, Alzheimer’s Disease is viewed through the lens of imbalances in the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—and the intricate connection between mind and body. In Ayurved, Manovibhram is the word that can be used for Alzheimer’s disease. In this condition, all functions of mind get hampered like recalling of memory, storage of memory, intellectual power etc.

Ayurveda recognizes the mind as a subtle extension of the body, interconnected with the doshas. Alzheimer’s is believed to be associated primarily with an imbalance in Vata dosha, responsible for movement and communication in the body. The deterioration of mental functions aligns with the concept of Vata derangement. 

Causes of Alzheimer’s in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic philosophy attributes the onset of Alzheimer’s to a combination of factors, including age-related Vata imbalance, impaired Agni (digestive fire), and the accumulation of Ama (toxins) in the brain. Lifestyle factors, such as stress, inadequate sleep, and poor diet, can also contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s according to Ayurveda. Here is the list of mostly found causative factors according to ayurveda. 

  • Feeling of loneliness is most basic cause for this disease.
  • Less emotional interactions. Less talking.
  • Underlying systemic disorders.
  • Any type of long term addictions.
  • Long term use of high power medicines or drugs.
  • Hiding of emotions inside the mind. 

Identifying Alzheimer’s in Ayurveda

Pulse diagnosis and examination of subtle changes in the eyes and tongue are some diagnostic methods employed by Ayurvedic practitioners. In Ayurveda, the early signs of Alzheimer’s are often associated with imbalances in Vata dosha. These may include 

  • forgetfulness,
  • difficulty in concentration,
  • disruptions in normal sleep patterns. 
  • Reduced hobbies and interests
  • Increased sleep and drowsiness
  • Decreased hunger
  • Likes to stay alone.
  • Stops sharing emotions.
  • Reduced short term memory but good long term memory

These people are more prone to this disaese

Ayurvedic Pathology Behind Alzheimer’s Disease


  1. People with high Tama Dosha in mind
  2. Less interaction, talk makes mind to feel alone
  3. This loneliness feeling starts to hamper mind
  4. Gradually this loneliness starts to reduce mind and brain function
  5. Slowly memory, intellectual power etc reduces
  6. Person then become unable to recall thing properly.
  7. Storage of information hampers. Forgetfulness occurs.
  8. Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. – symptoms like Decreased cognitive power – Thinking, understanding, forgetfulness, delusions etc.
    Irritation, aggression, meaningless repetition of own words, Changed mood, Hallucination etc occurs.
  9. Continuation of less interaction
  10. Makes root of disease stronger.
  11. Irreversible Stage

Approach to Managing Alzheimer’s

Ayurveda offers a multifaceted approach to managing Alzheimer’s, aiming not only to address symptoms but also to restore balance within the body-mind complex.

  • Dietary Recommendations: Emphasizing warm, nourishing foods that pacify Vata dosha, including cooked vegetables, grains, and healthy fats.

  • Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic herbs like Brahmi and Ashwagandha are known for their neuroprotective properties and are often incorporated into treatment plans. Bramhi and Jyotishmati helps to increase memory, Vacha helps to reduces obstruction in mind There are lots of medicines which help to improve health condition. But this medicines should be taken only after proper counseling and examination of patient.

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Stress management through practices like yoga and meditation, regular exercise, and maintaining a consistent daily routine are crucial components of Ayurvedic care.

Therapies for Alzheimer’s in Ayurveda

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A1. Ayurveda aims to manage Alzheimer’s symptoms and improve the quality of life but may not offer a complete cure. Individual responses vary.

A2. The timeline for results varies based on individual factors, the severity of symptoms, and adherence to prescribed regimens.

A3. Ayurvedic remedies are generally considered safe when prescribed by qualified practitioners. Individual reactions may vary, and consultation is advised.

A4. Integrating Ayurveda with conventional Alzheimer’s treatments is possible and may offer a more comprehensive approach. Consultation with healthcare providers from both fields is recommended.

A5. Ayurveda acknowledges the mind-body connection and emphasizes stress management through practices like meditation and yoga, addressing emotional well-being in Alzheimer’s care.

Uniqueness of our therapies  

At Arogya Mandir – Shri Siddhanath Ayurvedic Hospital, Miraj, we delve deeply into the ayurvedic examination of each patient. Utilizing noninvasive Ayurvedic diagnostic tools such as Ashtavidha Parikshan and Nadi Parikshan, we precisely determine the pathogenesis of the disease and then prescribe therapies tailored to the specific condition. This approach leads to expedited results.

Our therapies boast the following distinctive features:

– Tranquil and hygienic therapy rooms staffed with trained therapists in a positive environment.
– Selection of appropriate massage oil based on the patient’s Prakruti and the condition of the disease.
– Complimentary Prakruti and Dhatu Sarata examinations before the commencement of therapies.
– Authenticated procedures for each therapy.
– Judicious use of herbal medicines and instruments during the therapy sessions.
– Specialized rooms equipped with all facilities for inpatient care.

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