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This word really means ‘no memory’, but for medical purposes it is used to mean a temporary loss of your memory.

What to look for:

The Symptoms for Amnesia include the following:- An able to recall current locations, do not remember familiar people and confusion.



a violent hit to the head area can cause posttraumatic  amnesia. This type of blow is called ‘concussion’ and the distinction of this is that the person cannot remember the actual blow to the head. They will nevertheless, recover and be able to remember the events leading up to the event and after.
The physical illnesses can stop the recall of memories for example sudden emotional shock or terrible stress

Dietary Considerations


It is recommendable to seek professional medical help… However any foods which are high in the B Vitamins, Potassium, Evening Primrose Oil., Yeast, Iron, Magnesium, , Kelp, and Calcium may help with a fast recovery.

When to seek further professional advice


If the person seems disoriented and confused or if they mentions an inability to recall the last events, or if they look like they may be in danger it is advisable that they seek medical advice.

Alternative/Natural Treatment

Herbal Therapies - Choline (member of B Group of Vitamins), Lecithin and Ginkgo biloba.

Aroma therapy - Rosemary oil can be rubbed on the temples.

Traditional Treatment


Rest for as long as you can. You can try a mild sedative. It is very difficult to treat a person with amnesia. Counseling or psychiatric exercise is needed.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-17