Herbs to Help You boost Your Brain

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 21, 2014

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If you are looking for ways to boost your brain power. Here is good news for you.
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    Brain Power

    Want to boost your brain power? Here is good news for you. Following are some herbs that can help boost your brain power.

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    Green Tea

    Green tea has always been known for its antioxidant properties that can support your brain functioning by defending it from the negative effects of oxidation. A cup of green tea can aid your bad memory as well as boost your mood. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Lab trials have demonstrated how ginseng appears effective for memory impairment. Among mice given dosages of ginseng extracts, remarkable improvements in water maze tasks were exhibited and ginseng was shown to activate neurotransmitter activities that promote memory enhancement.

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    A  Harvard University study has found that intake of blueberries on a regular basis helps in boosting brain power and preventing memory loss that normally comes with aging. The flavonoids present in blueberries have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help in improving brain functions. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    While rosemary has been considered merely an aromatic spice that is not the case anymore. It has also been traditionally used to improve memory. Rosemary can reduce cortisol levels and therefore, anxiety, alleviate stress and increase concentration. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Studies conducted to test the effectiveness of bacopa in improving one’s memory and mental function have found that bacopa has the ability to promote mental health and better memory. It is widely used to treatment for memory problems. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Sage contains active ingredients that can boost the chemicals that trigger transmission of messages within the brain making it more active and effective. There are also some potential benefits of sage for patients living with Alzheimer’s. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Gingko Biloba

    One of the most popular herbs gingko biloba offers amazing power to enhance memory. It improves blood circulation in thr nervous system which results in effective brain functioning. Scientific studies have also discovered that gingko’s ability to aid memory and thinking of those with Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Vincristine is one of the most powerful anticancer drugs and has significantly increased the survival rate for acute childhood leukemia. It also offers huge positive neuro-cognitive effects, and even reduces brain tumors.

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    Gotu Kola

    Gotu kala, an adaptogen, is believed to boost brain power and  lower stress. Stress has an incredibly abhorrent affect on our brain’s ability to process information and to see things clearly.

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