Natural Cure For Prosopagnosia With Herbal Remedies
Cognitive function is a wide term which refers to the mental processes which include in the addition of knowledge, reasoning and manipulation of information. The cognitive functions involve the domains of memory, perception, learning, decision making, attention and the language abilities. There are 8 basic cognitive functions that are extroverted sensing, introverted sensing, extroverted thinking, introverted thinking, extroverted intuition, introverted intuition, extroverted feeling and introverted feeling. So all these are considered as cognitive functions. If the mental health of the person is not stable these functions will get imperfect and various types of conditions may occur. One of these conditions is prosopagnosia, the same is recently diagnosed in Famous Actress Shenaz treasury. In this article we are going to explain this condition in detail and the people who are suffering from the same don’t worry we are here with the solution with Ayurvedic remedies. So let’s take a look!!
Prosopagnosia is made with two words- prosopon which means face and agnosia which means non-knowledge which is also known as face blindness. This is a condition related to cognition in which a person is unable to recognize friendly faces, even one’s own face but the other cognitive functions remain intact. Basically this term is followed by the acute brain damage which includes the acquired or developmental prosopagnosia. Basically there is the damage of the area named as fusiform gyrus that specifically responds to the faces. So further we will discuss the causes and symptoms of prosopagnosia.
Causes of Prosopagnosia
The pathology of prosopagnosia is basically different which is caused by the formation of lesions in the parts of inferior occipital areas, anterior temporal cortex and fusiform gyrus. All these areas actively respond to the face stimuli, the inferior occipital areas involve the early face perception stage and the anterior temporal cortex involves the information about the voice, name and face of the friendly and familiar person. So usually the cause includes the abnormality in the mentioned regions of the brain but there is one more type of prosopagnosia in which there is no damage in the brain regions. Further we are going to discuss the types of prosopagnosia and the symptoms associated with each type.
Types of Prosopagnosia
There are usually 2 types of prosopagnosia that we are going to discuss below:
- Developmental prosopagnosia: In this type of prosopagnosia there is no damage in the parts of the brain. Out of 50 people 1 person is suffering from developmental prosopagnosia which is equal to 1.5 million of people in the UK. Most of the people with this type of prosopagnosia are unable to recognize the faces. Some people don’t even know that they are suffering from this condition and some of the people have had this condition since birth. This type of prosopagnosia is genetic in nature and mostly runs in families.
- Acquired prosopagnosia: Acquired prosopagnosia: The acquired prosopagnosia is generally rare and occurs after brain injury, these types of people quickly and rapidly notice the loss of ability to recognise faces. But if brain damage occurs in early childhood and before this if the ability to recognize faces is developed already then the child is unable to observe that if he or she is suffering from this condition.
Diagnosis of Prosopagnosia
If someone has a problem with recognizing the friendly and unfriendly faces then firstly visit your general physician. The general physician takes your proper medical and physical history. After that if they evaluate any of the conditions associated with prosopagnosia then they will refer you to the clinical neuropsychologist which works within private practice or in the NHS. There will be an assessment done which involves a certain range of tests that assess the ability of face recognition among all other skills.
For example a person suffering with the condition of prosopagnosia will be asked with the following questions:
- Check with the memorizing the face and then later on recognizing the face that an affected person never seen before
- Testing with the recognition of the famous faces
- Spot out the differences and similarities between the faces that are appeared next to each other
- Judging of emotional expression, age and gender from faces
Ayurvedic View of Prosopagnosia
As we read earlier, prosopagnosia is a condition in which the person is unable to recognize the faces due to any abnormality in the brain region. But as per ayurveda there is no direct correlation of this condition and this can be correlated to vataj disorder which includes all neurological conditions. In this condition when the vata dosha is aggravated it affects the particular regions of the brain like inferior occipital areas, anterior temporal cortex and fusiform gyrus which in turn affects the cognitive functions that help in the recognition of the faces. So the management of this condition involves the pacification of vata dosha generally and for this condition Planet Ayurveda provides certain herbal remedies that we are going to discuss below. So let’s have a look!
Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Prosopagnosia
Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified clinic which makes their own herbal remedies. All these herbal remedies are prepared under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. These remedies are devoid of any kind of additives, colors, gums, resins, fillers, preservatives and any kind of synthetic materials. So due to this all the remedies are 100% safe and anybody from child to old age can consume these remedies for good health. For the purpose of managing the condition of prosopagnosia Planet Ayurveda provides you with following list of remedies:
- Memory Support
- Neurogenie Capsules
1. Memory Support
Memory support is a herbal remedy by Planet Ayurveda for maintaining the memory health. This herbal remedy is available in capsule form which includes the standardised extracts of herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), vacha (Acorus calamus), shankhpushpi(Convolvulus pluricaulis) and mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra). As the name suggests these capsules are made for strengthening the memory as the herbs of these capsules consist of medhya properties which are effective in promoting the memory. These capsules assists in regulating the cognitive functions due to its neuroprotective properties so we can use memory support capsules in managing the condition of prosopagnosia.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
Saraswatarisht is a classical ayurvedic formulation that has been used since ancient times for maintaining a good cognitive and nervous health. This preparation is available in syrup form and consists of ingredients such as brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), vidarikand (Pueraria tuberosa) and various others. The herbs of this syrup includes the adaptogenic effect which helps in reducing the oxidative stress in the body which further prevents the formation of lesions in case of prosopagnosia thus it alleviates the symptoms of the same.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with added equal amount of water after meals.
3. Neurogenie Capsules
Neurogenie Capsules by Planet Ayurveda are especially formulated for providing the neuroprotective benefits. These capsules are formulated with the standardized extracts of herbs like brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs include miraculous vata pacifying effects so with pacifying the vata dosha it helps in regulating the neurological functions. Also the neuroprotective functions of these capsules prevent any kind of degeneration of the brain cells and assists in preventing the symptoms of prosopagnosia.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
Prosopagnosia is a condition related to cognition in which a person is unable to recognize friendly faces, even one’s own face. Cognitive function is a wide term which refers to the mental processes which include in the addition of knowledge, reasoning and manipulation of information. This condition was recently diagnosed in the famous Actress Shenaz treasury. Usually the condition is caused due to abnormal lesion formation in the different regions of the brain. It includes three types that are apperceptive, associative and developmental. In ayurveda this condition is considered as vataj roga (neurological condition) and for managing this condition Planet Ayurveda provides with various herbal remedies. These herbal remedies are devoid of any kind of added preservatives and synthetic materials so if any of you are facing this condition feel free to use these herbal remedies and if you have any query you may contact us on www.PlanetAyurveda.com.
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