7 Brain-Boosting Herbs for Better Memory

7 Brain-Boosting Herbs for Better Memory

There are numbers of herbs and spices which may help to improve your memory and boost your brain health. Most of them you already knows and some of them has been used in Ayurveda from many years.  The brain is the main part of our body. It provides us with the ability of thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering. If your body and brain not working together then you can’t even think and understand. So our brain plays a massive role in our daily life. The natural herbs are very helpful in brain disorders such as mental fatigue, poor remembering power, memory loss, and low concentration power. Memory loss that disrupts your daily life is one of a symptom of Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer is basically a brain disorder in which a person loses their memory, thinking ability and reasoning skills.

Common Symptoms of Memory Loss

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Dementia

Herbal remedies for better memory: There are numbers of herbs which has been used as a brain booster and also enhance your memory, thinking ability etc. These herbs are safer and better tolerated than conventional medications.

1. Brahmi

Brahmi

The scientific name of Brahmi is Bacopa monnieri. It is one of popular Ayurvedic medicine due to its great brain-boosting property. There are numbers of benefits of this herb such as it helps to open and clarify the mind, improve your concentration, promote the balanced emotional state, boost your brain thinking ability, and strengthen memory. In Ayurveda, there are tridosha such as Kapha, Pitta, and Vata. The Bacopa monnieri helps to balance the Kapha and Vata imbalance in your body.  In Ayurveda, the medicinal properties of Brahmi show: taste- bitter, astringent, qualities- light to digest, cold in potency and whole plant parts are used.  It has an anti-inflammatory property. Useful in digestion, psychiatric disorders, loss of concentration, enhance the central nervous system. You can use Brahimi powder 2-3 gram daily. You can also consume it in juice form daily for better results.

2. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

It is also known as Withania somnifera. It belongs to the Solanaceae family. Due to its great medicinal properties, it has been used in Ayurveda from many years. Ashwagandha cure several body disorders such as anxiety, memory loss, poor thinking ability, depression, insomnia, leucoderma, and poor central nervous system.  According to medicinal properties, this herb is pungent, bitter in taste, oiliness, and lightness in qualities and hot in potency. According to the Ayurvedic point of view Withania somnifera widely used in treating anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. There are numbers of compounds present in Ashwagandha which increase the production of acetylcholine, the main transmitter of the neural signal and ultimately improves thinking ability and boost your brain. You can take ashwagandha powder or add this in your daily routine. You can also use fresh roots of the plant and chew them.

3. Shankhpushpi

Shankhpushpi

The botanical name of Shankhpushpi is Convolvulus pluricaulis.  It is one of the famous Ayurvedic herb used as a memory enhancer, improve intelligence and boost your brain power. It is distributed all over India but especially in Goa, Gujarat, Bihar, and Rajasthan. Shankhpushpi is bitter in taste, oily and sticky in quality, coolant in nature and mostly used to balance the Pitta and Kapha Dosha. The major chemical constituents in this herbs are B-sitosterol, kaempferol, hydroxyl cinnamic acid etc. It is used to support healthy brain, proper blood flow to the brain and also helps in calming the mind. This drug is also used as psychostimulant and tranquilizer.

4. Rosemary

Rosemary

This is one of memory boosting herb. Some of the studies show that rosemary oil olfactory properties can produce a neutral effect on cognitive performance. The one of active chemical 1, 8-cineole in rosemary oil increase the brain accuracy and cognitive functions of brains. Rosemary essential oil protects your body especially brain from one of a neurodegenerative condition known as Alzheimer’s disease.  You can put 2-3 drops of rosemary oil on your handkerchief and breathe in its aroma. You can also drink rosemary tea which also improves brain-wave activities.

5. Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola

The botanical name of Gotu Kola is Centella Asiatica. It is mostly found in Asia, South Africa, and South Pacific regions. This herb is a very good source of vitamin B1, B2, and B6. According to Ayurveda, this herb is bitter in taste, light to digest, cold in potency, improve intelligence level and balance the Kapha and pitta dosha in your body. It is used for the treatment of body disorders such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and oxidative stress. You can use planet Ayurveda Gotu Kola Capsule two time a day with plain water. This will helps to improve and boost your brain power.

6. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

This herb has a very good effect on your brain and improving memory. It also inhibits the formation of beta-amyloid protein, which is one of the major cause of Alzheimer disease. This herb is native of China but now also cultivated in others parts of the world due to its great medicinal properties. It has antioxidant properties which protect your brain cells from free radical damage also cure anxiety, depression, neurological defects, and stress.

7. Sage

 Sage

The essential oil of sage has been used as a brain-boosting agent because of active compounds such as cineole and thujone. The leaves of the plant contain flavones, flavonoids, niacin, oleic acid, and tannic acid all of them are very good for your brain. You must add sage tea in your daily routine this will helps to calm your brain and enhance the memory. You can also add sage to your soup and for dressing salad.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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