Top 12 Herbs to Improve Your Memory Power

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Many people believe that memory loss is an inevitable part of aging, but this isn’t necessarily true. Whether we are referring to occasional forgetfulness or a loss of our short term memory, you should know that there are factors that can cause even younger persons to experience episodes of memory loss. Some of these causes are drug or alcohol abuse, lack of sleep, stress, depression, overwork, prescription medications, stroke, nutritional deficiency, or head injuries.

Do you ever feel like your brain simply cannot meet your daily demands? Do you feel that you sometimes forget things because your brain is simply overtaxed? Do you believe that your memory is weak? Is concentration and focusing on tasks difficult for you?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from one or more of the herbs listed below. You can protect your brain from excessive demands of the modern world and even protect it from brain related diseases, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, by consuming some of the herbs that are known to improve the function of the brain.

Medicinal herbs such as the ones listed below can help lower your stress levels and help you function at your best.


1. Ashwagandha

This little known herb is really superior when it comes to brain function. It lowers the effects of stress and brain overload. If you want to improve your mental clarity and cognitive function, this is the herb of choice. Ashwagandha works wonders for nervous exhaustion and protects the brain from cell deterioration.


2. Gingko Biloba

There is good reason why gingko biloba supplements are one of the most popular herbal supplements in both America and Europe. Gingko balboa’s ability to improve the memory is simply outstanding. Scientific studies confirm that gingko can improve both memory and the thought process in those with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. It protects the nerve cells that have been damaged by these diseases, which improves learning, social behavior, and reduces feelings of depression. Lab tests also show that gingko also improves blood circulation along the entire central nervous system, which promotes overall brain function.


3. Periwinkle

Periwinkle is well-known for its antibacterial, antispasmodic, anti-cancer and sedative effects, but it’s not as well-known for its ability to improve memory. The leaves and seeds of this plant contain a compound called vincamine, which is thought to be a precursor to vinpocetine, a blood thinner that improves the circulation of blood to the brain, which promotes better oxygen use. Vinpocetine is one of the most important ingredients found in most of the pharmaceutical drugs used for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Some researchers believe that periwinkle works in the same way that ginkgo biloba does to improve memory. Vinpocetine is a powerful killer of free radicals, which prevents any damage to the blood vessels and prevents dementia. It also encourages the brain to absorb more nutrients, which will significantly improve the brain’s function.

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