Are there days that you seem just to muddle through, and you do you appear to be able to focus or think clearly? When someone makes a witty remark, do you miss the moment? Do you ever tell yourself you suffer from brain fog or mental fatigue and wish your mind could be a bit sharper?
Our brains control how we cope with life – day in, day out, even controlling the way we sleep. This tiny 3lb miracle works 24/7 from the moment we are born until the moment we die. To work most efficiently the brain requires proper nutrition, plenty of water and adequate rest.
If you are stressed, tired, overworked and not always eating right, herbs from “Mother Nature’s Cupboard” can improve clarity, mental focus and power up productivity.
Before adding herbal therapies to your quest for optimum health, consult your healthcare provider to make sure that the herbs you plan to use will not interact with other medications, or are contraindicate for your health issues or medical condition. Your physician or healing arts practitioner can guide you concerning dosage amounts and if the herbs should be taken with food or on an empty stomach.
Used for centuries to help persons with nervous disorders, Vacha is a widely used Ayurveda herb reported to stimulate and energize and deemed useful for students or individuals attempting to learn a new language or skill. Vacha is recommended to detoxify the brain from the effects of a poor diet and alcohol.
Rosemary essential oil helps with mental clarity and retention and is widely used in aromatherapy. Dab a bit on your wrist and notice how you feel energized by the herbal scent. Fresh rosemary is a pungent culinary seasoning that stimulates the appetite and was traditionally added to mulled wine as an aphrodisiac.
Bocaopa, also known as bacopa monnieri, is a brain-boosting Ayurveda herb with a centuries-old reputation as a powerful support for healthy mental function. Bacopa supports learning and improves cognitive skills while aiding in information processing. The herb has potent anti
Another Ayurveda herb held in high regards for thousands of years, Ashwagandha is beneficial when used to treat nervous exhaustion and stress. The potent herb reportedly helps prevent deterioration of brain cells while helping to boost and support the immune system.
Known in the health food industry as a tonic to balance the brain, Gotu Kola is recognized worldwide for its ability to support memory function and to enhance blood circulation in the brain. An adaptogen, Gotu Kola, assists the body in “adapting” too stressful conditions while it sharpens focus and improves mental clarity. Gotu Kola has also proven useful in managing fears and helping persons with phobias and PTSD.
Not a herb, but rather a derivative of a unique type of Chinese moss, Huperzine-A is the study of several ongoing research studies to confirm its reported success as a preventative for Alzheimer’s Disease.