The Best Herbs to Improve Your Memory

A good memory is one of the best assets for any person. It helps in improving your learning capacity and ability to retain information that will help you throughout your life. A good memory is a boon for both students and professionals. However, if you have difficulty in recalling information, you can easily improve your memory with the help of certain herbs. Herbs have been used for centuries to boost memory and prevent dementia in older adults.

Brains are capable of creating new brain cells at any given age, and diet plays an essential role in how often, and how effectively, they can do so. Although most natural wholefoods contain properties that can help keep the minds in good shape, studies show that the three herbs listed below are particularly effective  treatment in this regard.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has the ability to lighten the load of your brain, preventing it from succumbing to pressure that could eventually lead to disorders. With less pressure and stress, your brain can function optimally. You can then expect to enjoy mental clarity and increased alertne.

Ginkgo biloba

This has been taken for thousands of years and has been show to aid in the treatment of “cerebral inefficiency”, which is basically a diminished cognitive function, brain fog, feelings of uneasiness, tiredness/fatigue and generally feeling awful.

Sage

Experts believe that sage contains active ingredients that boost the chemicals that trigger transmission of messages within the brain. When scientists from the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria tested 44 people by having them take either sage or a placebo, results showed that those given sage performed better in a word recall test.

Vacha

Vacha which means “speech” is an important herb for the brain. It promotes better concentration, clarity and speech. It has a stimulating effect which means that it treats depression and mental sluggishness.

Green Tea

Green tea is prepared from the leaves of Camellia sinensis after allowing for only a slight oxidation during processing.Green tea is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids as well as carotenoids, tocopherol, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, chromium and manganese.