Alcohol-Related Amnesia

Jun 07, 2014

Nearly 25% of people who drink experience alcohol-related blackouts. These episodes may last up to 8 hours and can reduce cognitive ability. Natural remedies, such as apple cider vinegar, rosemary, and sage help alleviate the condition and support effective neural function throughout your body.

What Is Alcohol-Related Amnesia?

Amnesia is a condition that involves your total or partial loss of memory. In conjunction with alcohol, this loss of memory most often occurs when you have had too high a volume of alcohol and lose effective functioning of your brain and body. However, some people experience the condition as a result of nutritional deficiency and other health factors.

Can Natural Remedies Help with This Type of Amnesia?

While regulating your drinking and avoiding a level of consumption great enough to cause a blackout is the best option for treatment, you can treat alcohol-related blackouts with natural options. Apple cider vinegar, rosemary, and sage are three of the most popular options. However, other treatment strategies include memory-training exercises, relaxation techniques, and meditation.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

An imbalance in your nutritional levels may actually be at fault for your blackouts. If this is the case, ACV is an effective remedy as it will boost your potassium level as well as several of your other nutrient levels. Drink 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in 8 ounces of water daily to reduce your risk of blackouts.

2. Rosemary

This herb is a natural antioxidant that helps eliminate free radicals in your body, which may contribute to blackouts. Additionally, rosemary supplies additional oxygen to your tissues and brain, making amnesia less likely and less severe when it does occur. It also helps boost your memory naturally. The most effective way to use rosemary is as a regular supplement in the form of rosemary tea or capsules.

3. Sage

Sage is also rich in antioxidants and is a natural memory-booster. This herb helps support your information processing and better equips your brain to maintain effective functioning. You can take up to 1 gram of sage per day by mouth or a regular dose of 2.5 milligrams of sage extract as often as three times a day to support healthy brain function and prevent alcohol-related blackouts.

If you suffer from alcohol-related blackouts, you should consult a doctor to rule out more severe conditions; however, these natural treatment options should also help. Continue reading below for more natural cure suggestions from our contributors!

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Posted by carlos (Whiting, in, lake co) on 05/17/2007
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Apple Cider Vinegar: I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. I was having black outs due to my own -- guess -- low potassium level, and I started drinking apple cider vinegar and never felt better in my life. I feel 10 years old again. thank you.