Symptoms of Amnesia

Some people lose only a part of their memory while other people suffer from a total memory loss. Because of the lack of recollection of past events, amnesiacs, or amnesia patients, are unable to visualize future events. Verbal amnesia is common and it involves language-related problems.

Similar to Alzheimer's disease, amnesia progresses gradually. Eventually patients forget their own identity and lose the ability to perform daily chores such as bathing, eating, dressing, drinking fluids and using the bathroom. Such patients also feel confused in familiar surroundings.

Types of Amnesia

Amnesia can be categorized as several different types.

Retrograde amnesia: Patients who suffer from retrograde amnesia are unable to recall events that have happened in the past (before the onset of amnesia).
Anterograde amnesia: Patients who suffer from anterograde amnesia lose the ability to retain short-term memories. As a result, amnesiacs start forgetting events soon after their occurrence. One cause of anterograde amnesia is the excessive use of alcohol.
Dissociative amnesia: Patients who suffer from dissociative amnesia have experienced psychological trauma. Patients cope with traumatic incidents by dissociating themselves from painful events.
Childhood or infantile amnesia: Patients who suffer from infantile amnesia are children who are unable to remember the events from their childhood. As the patients age they gain the ability to remember events for longer durations. Extraordinary occasions such as birthday parties, special gifts, or traumatic events are remembered throughout life
Transient Global Amnesia (TGA): Patients who suffer from transient global amnesia experience an inadequate blood supply to the brain. TGA occurs suddenly and typically lasts for less than 24 hours. An individual may experience this form of amnesia only once or several times throughout his or her lifetime.


Natural Cures

Cognitive therapies that enable amnesia patients to regain their lost skills and possibly prevent a further loss of brain cells are typically utilized to treat amnesia. Natural remedies that can aid in improving memory and preventing further memory loss in amnesia patients are:

Nuts - Almonds and Walnuts

Almonds and walnuts have memory enhancement qualities in addition to several other healthful benefits. There are several ways to utilize almonds and walnuts.

Soak 10-12 almonds overnight, remove their skin and create a fine paste. Consume this almond paste every morning.
Inhale approximately 15 drops of pure almond oil through the nose on a daily basis.
Consume approximately 20 grams of walnuts daily. Add approximately 10 grams of figs or raisins for additional benefits.


Apples are rich in iron, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin B1, which are all components that aid in the recovery of brain cells. Memory loss can be prevented and treated by consuming one apple on a daily basis. Consume one cup of milk and one teaspoon of honey to create a more effective natural cure.
Herbal Remedies - Rosemary, Sage, Basil

Rosemary, botanically known as Romarinus officinalis, is considered to be one of the most effective herbs for treating problems related to the nervous system. The daily intake of rosemary tea maintains freshness and alertness of the mind.
Sage is effective in relaxing the brain and improving focus. Drink sage leaf tea to benefit from its memory improving effects.
Basil has the ability to act as a memory enhancer. Wash basil leaves and consume them fresh, or prepare them in boiling water to create basil tea.

Spices - Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds

Black pepper is another effective natural treatment for amnesia. Grind five black peppercorns finely and sweeten the powder with a teaspoon of honey. Consume this every morning and evening to obtain an enhanced memory.
Cumin seeds are considered useful in improving memory and they should be taken daily. Mix three grams of cumin seeds with two teaspoons of honey to obtain maximum benefits.

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