Traditional healer from Meghalaya cures patient suffering from bipolar disorder, memory loss


By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, June 14, 2018:

Call it a miracle or wonders of medicinal herbs! This traditional healer from Mawphlang has managed to treat a patient suffering from bipolar disorder, memory loss using only medicinal herbs. 

A local medicinal practitioner from Kyiem village near Mawphlang, Mrs. Jngersy Kharshandi has managed to cure a 58-year-old woman, Dorothy Gonsalves, who suffered from bipolar disorder and memory loss.

The brother of Dorothy, Leo Gonsalves, who works as an insurance agent, said that it was a blessing for his family as they had lost all hopes of Dorothy regaining her memory.

"It has been more than five months after my sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and memory loss. We have been force to tie her legs since she used to be very aggressive," Leo told media persons here today.

He further said that they have gone to various hospitals including Nazareth, NEIGRHIMS and MIMHANS for the treatment of his sister.

"We were all depressed since there was no sign of improvement of my sister's health despite taking the several medications," Leo said.

According to the brother, it was a God's blessing when one of his clients gave the mobile number of Mrs. Kharshandi.

"I was told by the client that my sister would be fully cured if she takes herbal medicines of Ms Kharshandi. To my surprise, my sister started to recover within 13 days after taking the herbal medicines. We are all very happy since my sister has regained her memory," he said.

Meanwhile, the local medicinal practitioner, Mrs. Jngersy Kharshandi said that this was not the first time that she had treated people who were suffering from this kind of disorder.

"Even my own son was suffering from a similar disorder. I could not treat my own son at the right time since I was not able to get the right medicinal plants to start the treatment. I could start the treatment only when my son was 16 years old. My son, who is now 24, is living a normal life like other youths in the village," she said.

According to her, she started to treat people at a young age of 14 years old. "But it was only in 2002 that I decided to practice full time as a traditional healer. One of God's gift is that I can tell what a person is suffering only by looking at the face," Kharshandi said.

She also informed that as per the notes in her diary, she can cure a total number of 24 diseases.

The local medicinal practitioner said that one of the major difficulties she has been facing was to get the medicinal plants she required to prepare medicines for various kinds of diseases.

"I wanted to buy a land somewhere in Ri-Bhoi in order to plant my own medicinal plants," Kharshandi added.