Lethargy can be a cause due to alcoholism, poor nutrition, stress, improper functioning of thyroid and adrenal glands and overexertion. Women might suffer from this condition particularly during menopause. Certain diseases such as gastritis, measles, hepatitis, diabetes, indigestion, mononucleosis can also cause lethargy. Few symptoms of lethargy include loss of appetite, body aches, fatigue, lack of concentration, changes in bowel movements and sleeplessness. When the person is suffering from lethargy, he/she may not show interest in daily activities and don’t feel like concentrating on any work.
The person suffering from lethargy should consult a doctor, if his/her condition is critical. However, herbal remedies can be used to treat most of the symptoms of lethargy.
Rosemary essential oil:
A person suffering from lethargy can feel depressed and weak. He/she might also suffer from severe body pains. The best way to get rid of all such symptoms is to go for body massage session where you need to get your body massaged using rosemary essential oil. This is an effective remedy which is used to reduce body ache and your stress as well besides changing your mood. Other such essential oils such as eucalyptus oil, lavender oil can also be used for body massage.
Basil leaves have excellent anti bacterial, anti fungal and many other medicinal properties. Basil leaves can help cure many diseases and is one of the best remedy used for treatment of lethargy. Take around 10-15 basil leaves and put them in hot boiling water (1 cup). Strain this solution and consume this herbal tea twice a day. You will feel energized and this remedy is proven to reduce many symptoms of lethargy.
An effective remedy to cure lethargy is using Siberian Ginseng. This herb can increase the number of WBC (white blood cells) and also eliminate invading cells which have been virally infected. This herb can be used to reduce stress, fatigue which are the major causes of lethargy. It can also make you feel energetic, if consumed daily for a month. This herb is available as a capsule in any health store.
Centella asiatica or Centella is a small annual plant and is native to many parts of Asia. It is used as a medicinal herb and is known as Indian pennywort in English. This is yet another effective herbal remedy to cure lethargy and is being used since ages to treat such conditions. This herb can improve your energy levels and stamina, if consumed regularly. It helps improve blood circulation and help the person suffering from lethargy feel energetic. It is available in the form of tablets in several health stores.
Extracts of ginkgo leaves have many medicinal properties and are used pharmaceutically. It helps improve blood circulation thereby making you feel energetic. Ginkgo Biloba even protects adrenal and liver glands from damage caused by free radicals and thereby reduces the symptoms of lethargy.