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Herbal Remedies for Beriberi (Thiamine Deficiency)


About Beriberi

A problem caused by vitamin B-1 deficiency basically known as Thiamine deficiency. This condition can affect other functions such as nervous system, heart, degeneration of nerves etc. When the symptoms get severe, it may results in paralysis of body.

Beriberi is divided into two types:-

  1. Wet beriberi
  2. Dry beriberi

Symptoms of Wet Beriberi

  • Increase in heart rate
  • Swollen lower legs
  • Waking up short of breath
  • Shortness of breath during physical activity

Symptoms of Dry Beriberi

  • Paralysis
  • Involuntary eye movement
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pain
  • Mental confusion
  • Tingling in feet and hands
  • Decreased muscle function

Causes of Beriberi

Lack of vitamin B-1 is the common cause of beriberi often called lack of thiamine.

Herbal Remedies for Beriberi by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers amazing herbal remedies like Brahmi Capsules, Ashwagandha capsules, Digestion Support, Memory Support and Green Essentials for ayurvedic and natural treatment of beriberi (thiamine deficiency). These herbal remedies are formulated in the guidance of Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda). Natural herbs are used in these herbal remedies to fulfill the deficiency of vitamin B-1 in the body. These herbal remedies are free from chemicals and do not have any side effects.

1. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are formulated using the herb brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Saponins and sterols are the two alkaloids that are obtained from brahmi. Brahmi has properties that can help in getting rid from redness and swelling that arises from irritation. Brahmi is also considered as an anti-allergic. This property helps to get rid of this particular disease.

Dose: 2 capsules daily for adults and one for children daily with plain water after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are formulated using the herb known as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) this herb is known to normalize the functions of neuroendocrine system.

Properties of this Herb:-

  • This herb mainly improves fatigue, stress and weakness.
  • Has a great positive effect on nervous system.
  • Also contains rejuvenating properties.

The roots of this plant are used to formulate this natural herbal remedy. In Ayurveda ashwagandha herb is of great importance. Ashwagandha improves body's ability to maintain physical effort and also is a stress buster. The best property is that ashwagandha helps in repairing of the tissues that is required in this particular disease. Ashwagandha provides strength to the muscles and gives a soothing effect to the muscles. It enhances physical as well as mental health. So this herbal remedy provides relief from the symptom of beriberi diseases.

Dose: 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Digestion Support

Digestion support is the remedy formulated from below herbs:-

  • Amla
  • Haritaki
  • Bahera
  • Sounf
  • Dhania
  • Pippali
  • Jeerak

These herbs have very essential properties which improves the working of digestive system. As we know that if food is not digested properly, it can cause formulation of some acids in the body and some oils that can cause many skin problems. These herbal remedies can get rid of constipation and poor digestion. The herb sounf can help in getting rid of the gas related problem which is again a digestive problem. So these herbs are considered really helpful to get rid of beriberi problem by increasing the absorption of vital nutrients and vitamins from the food.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Memory Support

This herbal remedy is formulated using herbs brahmi, vacha, shankhpushpi, licorice. Memory support as understood from name helps to improve memory. As discussed above brahmi is considered as a brain tonic so this helps a lot in improving the memory by increasing the retention power.

Dose: 1-2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.

5. Green Essentials

This herbal remedy is formulated using grape seed, wheat grass, spirulina, green tea, and amla. Grape seeds are rich in vitamin C. vitamin C is helpful for boosting the immune system. Spirulina has great anti-inflammatory properties. It is full of vitamins and nutrients. Green tea helps to fight against free radicals and also helps to release toxins from the body. Beriberi is caused due to deficiency of vitamin-B1 so this herbal remedy may fulfill that deficiency and help to get rid of this particular problem.

Amla, present in green essentials is a good source of vitamin C and has a great antioxidant in it. Amla also helps in enhancing immunity and fight with the symptoms of this particular problem.

Dose: 1-2 capsules for adults and one capsule for children daily after meals with water.

General Guidelines

It is considered best to take healthy and good diet to fulfill the deficiency in the body and to treat this disease as early as possible. It is suggested to avoid eating junk food and change the sedentary life style and adopt a healthy living and if people are having any kind of additional problem along with beriberi, it is recommended to consult the doctor before taking these herbal remedies.

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