Natural way to heal nerve damage

Updated February 21, 2017

Nerve damage or neuropathy is a serious condition as nerves are the communication lines that carry signals from the brain to different body parts. Over 100 different kinds of nerve damage can occur to the three kinds of neurons or nerves in the body; motor nerves, autonomic nerves and sensory nerves. Some of the common causes of nerve damage include autoimmune diseases, trauma, cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies. The natural way to treat nerve damage is to use remedies like herbs and vitamins.

Asian Mushroom

A recommended treatment for the regeneration of nerves in the brain and spinal cord is the use of Asian mushroom, Hericium erinaceus. It is also called lion's mane or white jelly fungus and can be obtained in liquid or solid extract form. The mushroom contains a natural nerve growth component and the dosage is listed on the labels.

DHA, Docosahexaenoic acid

Research has shown that DHA acid, which is a component of the insulating sheath around nerve cells called myelin, is very good for healing nerve damage. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid which is found in fish. Hence seafood should be included in the diet to make sure you are getting enough omega-3 fatty acids. The omega acids can also be obtained through the use of walnut or olive oil and flax seed.

Chanca Piedra

Chanca piedra is a tropical plant which is also known as phyllanthus in ayurvedic medicine, and quebra pedra. Though the herb is primarily used to treat diabetes, it also prevents long term complications of the central nervous system. Japanese researchers have discovered the presence of aldose reductase inhibitors in the herb which are very efficient in stopping all processes of damage in nerves. Chanca piedra can be obtained in tincture or tablet form. The tablets are usually labelled by the ayurvedic name phyllanthus while the tinctures are sold as chanca piedra or quebra pedra.

Naturally Fermented Red Wine

Naturally fermented wines have been known to have dietary and therapeutic qualities for the past 4,000 years. By being naturally fermented they retain all their biologically active compounds which include the absorbable B vitamins, minerals and trace minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorous and organic sodium. The quercetin in red wine grapes is a very powerful anti-cancer agent. The activity of quercetin is further intensified by the process of natural fermentation. Quercetin is a preventive agent in a number of major complications including neuropathy or nerve damage.

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Irum Sarfaraz is a freelance writer with over 20 years of nonfiction writing experience in newspaper op-eds and magazine writing, book editing, translating and research writing. Sarfaraz is originally from Pakistan and has been published in both American and Pakistani newspapers and magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature, and diplomas in nonfiction writing.