Essential tremors treatment at home through natural cures

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Natural cures for essential tremors

This type of disorder is a central nervous system disorder which is resulting in rhythmic muscle spasms or chronic shaking. Essential tremors can happen in nearly any portion of the body but the most common areas of shaking are isolated within legs, arms, head or hands. In the most cases essential tremors are caused by some form of genetic mutation and scientists still do not know what mutation is causing the essential tremors. Usually, essential tremors are not dangerous but in some people they can worsen over time and can be severe. Other conditions do not cause the essential tremors but in some cases essential tremor is confused with Parkinson’s disease. This condition can happen at any age but it is most common in people age 40 and older [1]. It is known that the most cases with essential tremors are treated with synthetic prescription medications and possibly surgery. There are some herbal remedies which can help to reduce or relieve the shaking. If you suffer from essential tremors, then you should talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for essential tremors. [2]

Essential tremors home remedy

Make lifestyle changes: You should use the hand that is less affected by tremor more often. You should find ways to avoid writing with the hand that is affected by tremors, such as using debit cards and online banking instead of writing checks. Also you should try speech – recognition software on your computer and voice – activated dialing on your cellphone.

Lady’s slipper: This home remedy has anti – spasmodic properties which can be used as a natural treatment for essential tremors [3]. People who suffer from essential tremors can consume up to 9 grams of this herb, 3 times per day but talk with your doctor for the dosage.

Gambir: This is a Chinese herb which can give a relief to convulsions and essential tremors. At the same time, it tones the blood and restores the health of the heart and liver. This natural cure has anti – spasmodic properties which can bring a relief to essential tremors. Patients who suffer from essential tremors should consume up to 10 grams of gambir on daily basis to get a relief from this condition. Talk with your doctor about the recommended dosage for you.

Learn to relax: It is known fact that anxiety and stress tend to make the essential tremors worse so it is very important to be relaxed because it can improve the essential tremors. We know that we cannot eliminate all stress from our life, but we can change how we react to stressful situations using a range of meditation techniques such as meditation or massage.

You should use the alcohol sparingly, if at all: There are some people who have noticed that their essential tremors have improved slightly after they drink alcohol but drinking alcohol as a treatment for essential tremors is not a good solution. When the effects of alcohol wear off, then tremors tend to worsen. May be needed increasing amounts of alcohol to get a relief from the essential tremors which can lead to alcoholism. [4,5]

Avoid caffeine: It is known fact that caffeine and other stimulants can increase the essential tremors. [5]

Natural cures for essential tremors

Essential tremors treatment

Kava kava: In the traditional medicine, kava kava was used as a ceremonial drink throughout the Pacific Islands. This natural cure is more commonly used as a relaxing agent. It is not known why this home remedy is promoting a relaxed state. There are some doctors who are saying that kava kava is capable of treating insomnia, anxiety and nervous disorders [6]. It has calming effects and this is a reason why can be used as a natural treatment for essential tremors. Patients who are using essential tremors as their natural treatment should be careful while they are using it because it carries a risk of liver damage. You should consume this home remedy under the direct supervision of your healthcare provider.

Valerian: This home remedy has been used to treat insomnia, anxiety and nervous restlessness for thousands of years [7]. It continues to be one of the most popular home remedies that can give a relaxation. Scientists are not sure why the valerian works as a calming herb. It is suggested that it increases the GABA chemical in the brain. The FDA recognizes the valerian as safe natural treatment. There are some doctors who are saying that the valerian is used as a natural treatment for mild tremors but also it can be effective for the treatment of essential tremors. You should pour 8 oz. of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried valerian root and you should allow this tea to steep for five to ten minutes. You should consume this home remedy 3 times per day.

Passionflower: This natural cure has been used as a natural treatment for seizures and anxiety throughout America and Europe. In the modern society of America, passionflower is commonly used because it has relaxing qualities. Doctors are not sure why the passionflower is very effective home remedy for anxiety but they believe that it can increase the levels of GABA (gamma – aminobutyric acid) within the brain. When the brain GABA levels are lowered, then the brain activity is calmed which is resulting in a relaxed state. You can reduce the severity of the essential tremors when you are using passionflower as your natural treatment. The actual effectiveness of this natural cure for tremors is not known. There are some medical centers who are recommending using this home remedy as a tea. You should pour one teaspoon of dried passionflower into 8 oz. of boiling water and then allow this tea to steep for ten minutes. You should strain it and consume this tea 3 – 4 serving per day. [8]

Skull cap: In the traditional medicine, the skull cap has been used as a mild relaxant [9]. Also it was used as anti – anxiety herb. It was used as a natural treatment for helping to ease convulsions, such as those that are found in the essential tremors. Scientists are not sure why this home remedy is effective for convulsions but they believe that this is because it has calming properties which can help a lot to people who suffer from essential tremors. It is recommended to be use skull cap as a natural treatment for convulsions and tremors. It is recommended to consume one to two American skull cap per day or you can drink 2 – 3 cups of freshly brewed skull cap every day.

Go gluten free: It is not easy but you should try to remove the gluten from your diet. When you will remove the gluten from your diet, then it can help you to cure essential tremors.

Avoid aspartame: This is a neurotoxin. Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners are very common in drinks and foods. A host of processed foods, “light” yogurts and ice cream, diet sodas and even vitamin supplements have aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. You should remove the mentioned items from your diet. Also there is another neurotoxin which should be completely avoided and that is MSG.

Fava beans: This is a healthy protein which has many different nutritional elements. They are rich in magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K and thiamine. The mentioned nutrients function to support the effective neurological processing which in turn will limit the shaking that is associated with the essential tremors.

Important supplements for essential tremors: GABA, B – Complex, Iodine and Vitamin C are very important supplements which can be consumed for the essential tremors. If you suffer from this condition, then you need to talk with your doctor before you start taking them. He or she will tell you which the best dosage is for you.

Magnesium: One of the most popular home remedies which are used for the natural treatment of essential tremors is the magnesium. There are some patients who were taking a magnesium supplement and they have said that it has helped them to get a relief from the essential tremors.

Mucuna pruriens: This home remedy is also known as cowhage. It is functioning in the same way as the fava beans. This natural cure has a potent amount of nutrients which are supporting the general health and it can help to treat many different conditions. Mucuna pruriens also has levodopa which is a chemical dopamine in the brain that is regulating the nervous system and it can help to treat the essential tremors. [10]

Gotu kola: This home remedy can improve the blood circulation and mental clarity and it can give a relief from the symptoms of essential tremors.

References:

[1] Louis ED. The roles of age and aging in essential tremor: An epidemiological perspective. Neuroepidemiology. 2019;52:111-118.

[2] American Academy of Neurology. Treatment of essential tremor. 2011. Retrieved from https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/GetGuidelineContent/494.

[3] Foster S. Chapter 2: Medicinal plant development in the United States. Retrieved from https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/gtr63/gtrwo63b.pdf.

[4] Growdon JH, Shahani BT, Young RR. The effect of alcohol on essential tremor. Neurology. 1975;25(3):259-62.

[5] Louis ED, Jurewicz EC, Applegate L, et al. Semiquantitative study of current coffee, caffeine, and ethanol intake in essential tremor cases and controls. Movement Disorders. 2004;19(5):499-504.

[6] Meseguer E, Taboada R, Sanchez V, et al. Life‐threatening parkinsonism induced by kava‐kava. Movement Disorders. 2002;17(1):195-196.

[7] Baek JH, Nierenberg AA, Kinrys G. Clinical applications of herbal medicines for anxiety and insomnia; targeting patients with bipolar disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2014;48(8):705-715.

[8] Gibbert J, Kreimendahl F, Lebert J, et al. Improvement of stress resistance and quality of life of adults with nervous restlessness after treatment with a passion flower dry extract. Complementary Medicine Research. 2017;24:83-89.

[9] Yang L, Aronsohn A, Hart J, Jensen D. Herbal hepatoxicity from Chinese skullcap: A case report. World Journal of Hepatology. 2012;4(7):231-233.

[10] Lampariello LR, Cortelazzo A, Guerranti R, et al. The magic velvet bean of Mucuna pruriens. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2012;2(4):331-339.

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