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Home Remedies For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Diet Intake

Monounsaturated fatty acids are high in essential fatty acids necessary for
efficient metabolism thus helps in reducing inflammation. Monounsaturated fats are
found in natural foods like nuts and avocados, grape seed oil, ground nut oil,
sesame oil and corn oil, canola oil, Hazelnuts, almonds, cashews and peanuts. Omega
3 fatty acids and Vitamin B are required to strengthen the carnial nerves,
including the trigeminal nerve.

The fruits and vegetables that are rich in Omega 3 and Vitamin B are eggs, milk,
juice, soymilk, yogurt, oatmeal, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, Brussels
sprouts, kale , mint , parsley ,legumes, nuts, whole grains, leafy greens, cheese,
eggs etc. Vitamin A rich foods beneficial for boosting the immune system are
apricots, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, frozen peas, mango, parsley,
tomatoes, sweet potato, etc.

Avocado Carrot Juice

This fortification of carrot avocado juice will provide you with all the required
nutrients necessary for treating neuralgia. While avocado is rich in Vitamin B3,
Vitamin B5 and folic acid. The addition of carrot supplements it with Vitamin A,
Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and folic acid. Vitamin
B1 (Thiamin) maintains the nervous system and promotes healthy brain activity and
memory. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) the deficiency of which impairs iron absorption.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) helps maintain the nervous system, helps in the synthesis of
various hormones and works as an antioxidant. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) helps
to produce steroid hormones. Vitamin B6 is also important for the proper
functioning of the nervous system, hormone functions and also the immune
system.Folic acid present in both helps to maintain the immune system and also
prevents neural tube defects. Vitamin A boosts the immune system making heal
faster. Vitamin C helps in the formation of stress hormones. All of these
nutrients together help in the proper functioning of the nervous system and also
boosts the immune system.

Ashwagandha Oil

Application of the ashwagandha oil will give relief from nervous pain. The anti
inflammatory properties will give relief from pain. Antioxidant properties boost
the immune system making healing faster. Sedative properties induce the nervous
system to calm. Thus the application of this oil will give relief from pain.

Almond Milk

Intake of almond milk gives you the required nutrients essential for fighting
trigeminal neuralgia. It is better to prepare almond milk at home instead of
purchasing packaged bags as it will provide all the benefits of almond. Almond is a
rich source of Vitamin B.

It contains Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) the deficiency of which impairs iron


absorption. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) helps to maintain the nervous system, helps in the
synthesis of various hormones and works as an antioxidant.

Biotin present helps every part of the body to achieve and maintain good health.
It is also a rich source of iron and potassium. Vitamin E, an antioxidant protects
the body from neurodegenerative diseases. Overall it directly has a positive
effect on the nervous system and also helps in healing faster, thus a good option
for diet intake in trigeminal neuralgia

Rose Mary

Applied, Rosemarys analgesic properties help to relieve pain. Nervine properties


helps to strengthen the carnial nerves, including the terminal nerve and hence
beneficial in trigeminal neuralgia. Antioxidant properties boost the immune system
thus making heal faster.Being nerve sedative it induces the nerve system to calm
down thus giving relief from anxiety, trauma. It gives the same benefits when taken
internally as tea but should be avoided by pregnant women.

Cayenne Pepper

Mix a pinch of cayenne pepper with olive oil. The Capsaicin from the cayenne pepper
blocks the pain by decreasing Substance P, a chemical that transmits pain signals
between nerves. People who bleed easily and are hypersensitive to cayenne pepper
should avoid using this treatment.The moisturizing properties of olive oil make
the product slip deep into the skin. The antioxidant properties boost the immune
system making heal faster. Anti inflammatory properties alleviates inflammation
thus beneficial for trigeminal neuralgia.

Foods to avoid

Diet rich in saturated fats, Trans fats, and high glycemic index foods stimulate
inflammation i.e., excessive saturated fats blocks the body from repairing the
damage caused to the nerves in the face.Foods that contain a high proportion of
saturated fat are butter, ghee, suet, tallow, lard, coconut oil, cottonseed oil and
palm kernel oil, dairy products (especially cream and cheese), meat as well as
some prepared foods. Foods that are rich in high glycemic index are soft drinks,
white bread/rice, potatoes, beer, cake, commercial cereals etc.

Compresses

Placing Heat packs and ice packs over the cheeks and jaws gives instant relief. The
packs help in soothing the muscle ache thus acting as a muscle relaxant.

Relaxation Techniques

Listen to music as this will help to calm the nerves and reduce anxiety and stress.
Cultivate some hobbies for relaxation, as this will help in improving
concentration, at the same time you will be engaged in something positive and will
also help to calm down the nerves and be creative.