Schizophrenia: five herbal remedies

Due to extreme stress, various complications and tension, modern-day people are becoming prey to various mental disorders. This article discusses five herbal remedies of Schizophrenia, a major mental disorder frequently being seen nowadays. These remedies are helpful for treatment of some other mental problems also.

Nowadays every human being has to deal with various adverse circumstances in extremely stressful environment. As a result, various mental problems are on the rise. One of such severe mental problems is Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia can be defined as a long-term mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. Natural herbs are sometimes the best options available for the treatment of Schizophrenia. This chronic mental condition can be treated by using herbs like basil and cardamom. Other herbs which can be beneficial for treating Schizophrenia include licorice and Indian gooseberry. Even carrot, readily available in all markets, is good for schizophrenic patients. Along with love and care from family members and friends, herbs can reduce the symptoms effectively. This article discusses five herbal remedies of Schizophrenia.

Basil leaves

Basil leaves are traditionally known to help many brain disorders. Schizophrenia is one of them. Basil leaves are very rich in anti-oxidants. If a person takes herbal tea with basil leaves, it will help the brain to function properly as well as to prevent Schizophrenia. Herbal tea should be prepared by boiling a glass of water and adding about ½ teaspoon of sage and ¼ teaspoon of basil leaves to it. Then the mixture is required to be covered for some time. Taking this regularly will help the brain to function properly and prevent Schizophrenia.

Green cardamom

Green cardamom is another effective herbal remedy for Schizophrenia. Green cardamom seeds can reduce and control the symptoms of Schizophrenia. The seeds are good for the central nervous system as a whole. The patients are advised to take a glass of boiled water and add one teaspoon of powder prepared from green cardamom. The solution is to be kept undisturbed for a few minutes and some sugar is added to it. This herbal tea is to be taken every day twice or thrice for treatment of Schizophrenia.

Indian gooseberry

Indian gooseberries are natural antioxidants and help in keeping the immune system healthy and strong. Gooseberry helps in preventing various mental anti-oxidants as it contains niacin and vitamin C. The patients must eat three to five gooseberries daily for a couple of months to get tangible results. A Schizophrenia patient can also take dried gooseberry leaves and grind them, add this powder to a glass of hot water and drink daily. The patient can also take gooseberry in capsule form.


Chamomile is also an effective herb given to Schizophrenic patients. It promotes sleep and is a great stress-buster. To prepare herbal tea containing chamomile, ½ teaspoon of chamomile power is mixed in a cup containing boiling water. The mixture is kept for some time and then the mixture is strained. This liquid is to be taken by the patient twice a day. Chamomile has many more benefits and it is used in the treatment of many other mental disorders.


Ginseng is traditionally known to protect the brain because of its neuro-protective qualities. A person suffering from Schizophrenia must drink herbal tea made from ginseng powder twice every day for six to seven months to reduce the effects of Schizophrenia. Ginseng also contains anti-oxidants and can be taken for curing other brain disorders also.

These are some of the herbal remedies for Schizophrenia. If a patient follows the remedies regularly for three to six months, he/she would get tangible results. Balanced diet containing ample vitamins and proteins, love and support of friends and family members and the afore-stated remedies can work wonders for the patients of Schizophrenia.

Article by Partha K.
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” - George Gordon Byron

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Author: K Mohan26 Feb 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

The author did gave wonderful explanation and use of various herbs within to control the mental tensions and diseases thereafter. In South India irrespective of it merits and knowledge about the importance of Tulasi, one can see this plant occupies prime position either in the Front yard or the back yard of the house and every one prays to the Tulasi plant daily by offering water. By taking just two leaves daily raw, we can have control over the digestion, no giddiness, and even the stomach gets cleaned from the germs and worms. That is the reason even in temples we have the tradition to give Tulasi Thirth to every devotee.

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