Clinical effect of Brahmi Ghrita in selected neuropsychological paradigms in learning disabled children- Case Series
Academic performance indicators of school going children have pointed out various causes for poor scholastic performance and contributed varieties of remedial action plans. The basic understanding of the neurobiological aspects of learning problems demands medical interventions for various domains of neurological dysfunction. Ayurveda provides a variety of clinical interventions to improve the intellectual functions from the very beginning of brain development. The highlights of this include early interventions by way of providing safer herbal and mineral drugs from the neonatal period itself. Though these drugs are found to be clinically effective in improving the neuropsychological capabilities of children, an empirical data to prove its efficacy is lacking. The use of selected neuropsychological paradigms like Attention and Working Memory can provide valid information regarding the functioning of concerned cognitive areas. By using these standardised protocols for assessment, an evaluation of two Learning Disabled children were done before and after the intervention using Brahmi Ghrita for 3 months and promising results in improvement in Attention and Working Memory were seen.