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Alcoholism Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Hindi Name
Madatyay, Shrab Ki Lat
Alcoholism Symptoms
Compulsive desire to drink
Difficulty in Walking
Blurred Vision
Slurred Speech
Poor Concentration
Impaired Memory
Mood Swings

Alcoholism Cured By

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Alcoholism is an uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol. A person drinks too much alcohol that damages organs of his body. It not only affects the life of an Alcoholic person, but also impacts lives of people around him.

Are you not able to control the urge for drinking, feel like drinking quite often?
Did you try to control cravings, and failed to do so?
Did you experience any symptoms like Tremors, Anxiety, Frustration, Heart Palpitation, Nausea and Sleeping Disorders?
Has your body got used to the consumption of Alcohol to make it intoxicated?
Did you continue to drink even after facing memory black out and hangovers ( Post drinking effects )?
Knowing that you have a medical condition which might get bad by intake of Alcohol, still not able to quit?
If you are facing all the above symptoms, then you are an Alcoholic.

Too much drinking of Alcohol may give rise to the following conditions. One is the drinking problem and other is alcoholism ( When person becomes dependent on alcohol ). Both conditions are interrelated.
In drinking problem a person becomes habitual but the body is not dependent on Alcohol. But in Alcoholism, too much drinking habit of a person makes his body dependent on Alcohol.

With the span of time, Alcohol damages vital organs of the Body. It may lead to Liver Failure, Heart Failure, Diabetes and degrades other body organs.

Effects of Alcohol on Liver: It causes Hepatitis, Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis.
Hepatitis: It is an inflammation of the Liver caused by drinking too much Alcohol. Alcoholism increases the risk of other types of Hepatitis like Hepatitis A, B and C. It is accompanied by Jaundice and Nausea. Hepatitis is dealt with separately on this Portal.
Fatty Liver : In this the fat get deposits inside the Liver. It may happen due to other reasons too.
Cirrhosis : Excessive consumption of Alcohol may results in Cirrhosis. In this condition the tissues and blood vessels of the Liver get damaged. It is a fatal disorder that may lead to Liver Cancer.

Effects of Alcohol on Gastrointestinal Tract : The tract includes Esophagus, Stomach and the Intestines.
It causes inflammation and Ulcers in the Tract. This may cause swelling of Esophagus and Intestines. It may lead to internal bleeding also. If it is not treated on time, inflammation may damage the Pancreas.

Effects of Alcohol on the Lungs : Excessive consumption of Alcohol, disrupts the production of White Blood Cells. This makes the body more prone to Lung infections. It increases the risk of Pneumonia, Cough and Fever.

Effects of Alcohol on Nervous System and Brain: Alcoholism disrupts normal functions of the Brain and the Nervous System. It effects the sleeping pattern and Memory. This results in Insomnia and Depression and Neurological Disorders. It disturbs the functions of neurotransmitters that may cause Slurred Speech, Difficulty in walking and Poor concentration.
When a person is drunk, and not in his senses, he may become so violent that he might end up killing himself or the other person.

Effects of Alcohol on Reproductive Organs : Alcoholism causes imbalance between the estrogen and testosterone hormones. It results in breast enlargement in males and infertility in females. Though, the hormonal imbalance increases the sexual desire, but decreases the performance of a person.

Drinking too much alcohol may cause Hangovers . It is dealt with separately on this portal.

Causes of Alcoholism
Low self esteem
Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety Disorder
Stressful lifestyle
Easy access to alcohol
Lack of family support
Severe childhood trauma
Problems in a relationship

If not treated properly, Alcoholism may cause
Memory loss
Nerve damage
Infectious disease
High blood pressure
Cardiovascular disease
Cirrhosis of the Liver
Eye muscles become weak
Injuries in automobile accidents

Your best bet is, only "YOU".
A visit to the Doctor is a must.

Note 1 . Milk Thistle and Kudzu will not cure the patient from the habit of drinking. However, they will take care of the Liver. In fact none of the herbs given here will stop the person from drinking. They are all meant to protect his vital organs from deterioration caused by Alcohol.

Body Part(s)

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Materia Medica for Alcoholism

Single Herb

Angelica for Alcoholism

Prepare a decoction of Angelica root. Drink twice a day.
OR : Eat 1/4th tsp of powdered root.
OR Chew Angelica root for 5-10 minutes twice daily. It develops a distaste for alcohol.

Chamomile ( Babunah ) for Alcoholism

Prepare Chamomile tea. Drink thrice a day.
OR : Eat capsules.

Watercress for Alcoholism

Drink Juice of the leaves twice a day.
OR : Eat lots and lots of Watercress.
Else :Inhale the smoke of dried leaves.

Passion Flower for Alcoholism

Prepare Passion Flower Tea. Drink twice a day. It restores the liver and de-stresses the mind and body.

Milk Thistle for Alcoholism

Take Milk Thistle extract daily.
OR : Eat the seeds.
Else : As seeds are bitter, take capsules. (12 to 15 grams )

Lobelia for Alcoholism

Drink tea made from Lobelia.
OR : As tea tastes bad so inhale the smoke of Lobelia.

Kudzu for Alcoholism

Add1 tsp of powdered Kudzu to a cup of water. Boil. Add honey. Drink thrice a day.
OR :Have extract. twice a day.

Carrot juice for Alcoholics

When an Alcoholic has the urge to drink, he or she should drink a glass of Carrot juice. It stops the desire to drink Alcohol.

Bitter Gourd ( Karela ) for Alcoholism

Extract the juice of Bitter Gourd leaves. Take three tablespoon with Butter milk
OR : Drink half cup Bitter Gourd juice once a day.

Grape ( Angur ) for Alcoholism

Add Grapes in your daily diet.

Dates ( Khajur ) for Alcoholism

Dip 5 Date Palms in a cup of water. Mash and drink once a day.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Alcoholism

Prepare a soup of Tamarind. Add a pinch of salt. Take it.

Bitter Quassia for Alcoholism

Prepare tea of Bitter Quassia leaves and drink One cup regularly. It kills the appetite for alcohol.

Skullcap for Alcoholism and Addiction

Prepare Skullcap tea and give it to the patient every hour or two to drink. Start from half cup and reduce the quantity as the symptoms subside.
Prepare a tea made from the leaves of Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Gawuth ). Have two times a day.

Cabbage ( Band Gobhi ) for Alcoholism

Drink 5 ml Cabbage ( Band Gobhi ) juice after every 1 hour.

Carom ( Ajvain ) for Alcoholism

Boil 1/2 kg Carom ( Ajvain ) seeds in around 10 liter water till it is reduced to 2-3 liter. Sieve and store the mixture. Drink 4-5 tablespoons if you feel craving for alcohol.

Apple ( Seb ) for Alcoholism

Alcoholics should consume Apple in large quantity as it works as an anti-oxidant. ( Remove toxins from the body)
Drink 2 glasses of Apple ( Seb ) juice daily to control the craving.

Thyme for Alcoholism

Prepare Thyme tea by boiling the fresh leaves of Thyme in a cup of water. Strain off this decoction after 10 minutes. Set it for cool. Give one teaspoon of this decoction to the alcoholic person after every 15 minutes to get best results.
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Herbal Treatment For Alcoholism 1

Mix few drops of Capsicum tincture with Orange peel tincture and water. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Alcoholism 2

Prepare a decoction of 1 tsp of chopped Reishi Mushrooms,1 tsp of dried Ginger (Adrak in India) root,1 tsp of dried Orange (Santra in India) peel in 3 cups of water. Add honey (Shehad in India). Drink twice a day.
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P Rajendra Prasad ( Telangana, India )
25 Apr 2016
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25 Apr 2016
Dear P R Prasad
Could you please be specific that what you want to ask. Are you asking for Herbs with Telgu names? Please give some more details about your query.
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Shivani ( London )
15 Jul 2017
Hi herbpathy,

My father age is 55yrs and he is having normal drinking habit before going to bed from past 25years onwards but from last 1 year onwards totally addicted for drinking from morning to till night. His body is totally dependent on drinking.

Kindly pls suggest me what is the remedy for this? Do Raw gowmutra help us in this issue? He will not take any medicine to get rid from drinking by knowingly and pls suggest me shall I mix the goumutra in his drinking alcohol bottle without knowing to him?? Sorry I do know the way what to do at all kindly help me out
19 Jul 2017
Dear Shivani
Buy Sulphuricum Acidum LM 0/6 potency from a Homeopathy shop. Dilute it in 200 ml of water. Add 2 tablespoon of it in your father's drinking water every day. Remember you shake the bottle well before giving him the medicine. Do not let him know about it.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Decorative Dahlia
19 Nov 2019
Please what does the sulphuricum acidum do? Is it detectable by taste? My dad is 60, and has been drinking for over 30 years..diagnosed with mild cirrhosis in 2014. We are really concerned. He wants to stop but is totally dependent and also afraid of going for any kind of treatment. Help!!!
21 Nov 2019
Dear Dahlia

Please mention why he is taking Sulphuricum Acidum for so long?

For Liver Cirrhosis, you can give him the following:
1. Take half a teaspoon of Kutki powder. Have it morning and evening. You can add Aloe vera gel or honey for taste. Take it for 1 week.
2. Take massive doses of Vitamin C.
3. Have 1 Milk thistle capsule every day. Take it for 1 month.

Share your feedback after a month. Please mention if you are taking any other medication. Read on the individual pages of the herbs to know about the effectiveness and their effects with other medications if you are taking any.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Uma ( Bangalore )
05 Oct 2017
Dear herbpathy,
My husband is 54 and a diabetic, he has been drinking since 25-30 years now, he had a limited intake at night but now he is drinking morning afternoon and night, his stomach had swelled up 3 months back and was diagonised with ascites, he had stopped for many days but has now started again, i do not know what to do, he will not take medicines knowingly, please help.
09 Oct 2017
Dear Uma
Buy Sulphuric Acid 30. Give him one dose in a glass of water. One dose means 2 granules only. Give one dose every week for 4 weeks. Means 1 dose once in a week.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Anastasia ( Ghana )
10 Jan 2018
Dear Herbpathy,
My father is almost 60years old.He has been on and off alcohol for some time now.its really a very worrying. Situation forme what do I do with him ??
10 Jan 2018
Dear Anastasia
Please let us know his symptoms in more details. we will recommend him according to his symptoms.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
AAM ( Nigeria/Kaduna )
19 Nov 2019
If the content of everything here has not been verified by the creators of the site, and you say there's nothing written which is connected to herbpathy, why then did you create the site?
Down here in the comments section, I saw a comment from "herbpathy" asking for more detailed symptoms so they can make recommendations, does the disclaimer still stand for answers given after all?
Herbpathy Admin
21 Nov 2019
Aam We understand your concern. The content here is for information purposes and is extracted from research papers, books, journals; and is not verified by the doctors. This is the reason that we always ask the user to consult their health care provider before trying the herbs. The recommendations are based on the clinical trials carried in the past and the case studies reported by the experts. Yes, we do ask for more detailed symptoms in order to get a clear picture of the problem, so as to render our help. That too involves a lot of study and research. And we have quite a number of people who have been benefited. The disclaimer stands for all the answers given, whether by Herbpathy or by any other user posting their advice.
Whether to follow it or not depends on the individual, solely on the individual.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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