Natural Remedies for Weak Memory
Do You Forget Often?
If you often forget your car keys, important files, money, recipes, important messages, names of people you had met long ago, etc. and your fridge and office desk is covered with stick-ons, you probably have a weak memory. Aging, lack of concentration, depression, anxiety, alcoholism, tumours, drug abuse or certain medications can cause your memory to go frail. But serious or not, a poor memory can seriously affect your ability to carry out daily activities. Fortunately, there are certain home remedies with which you can strengthen your memory.
Pistachio nuts can treat memory loss that has resulted from a thiamine deficiency. One of the richest sources of thiamine, 1/2 cupful of pistachios supplies 0.54 mg of thiamin. The recommended daily intake of thiamine is 1.5 mg for men and 1.1 for women aged 50 years and younger; the amount is slightly less for people over 50.
Artichokes have the ability to increase mental sharpness. Pull the artichoke apart, leaf by leaf, then put the pieces into a jar and add enough water to just barely cover. Cover the jar with a lid and place it in a pan with water. Boil for two hours, adding more water to the pan (not the jar) as necessary. Then strain the contents of the jar and give the artichoke leaves a good squeeze to get out all the juice. Take 3 to 4 tablespoonfuls four times a day.
Carotene, the compound in carrots is a memory booster. You can eat carrots raw, cooked, juiced or in combination with apricots.
To keep memory nerve cells healthy, eggs can provide you with lecithin. This compound is also found in sunflower and soybean oils. You can even purchase it in the form of a capsule. Taking up approximately 70 grams of lecithin a day may improve your memory, experts believe.
Popularly known as “lady's finger” in India, okra is a memory-enhancing food. Similar foods are sweet potatoes, tapioca, and spinach. Fresh fruits, especially oranges, and vegetables, almonds, and milk are also good for stimulating memory.
Sage, rosemary, marjoram, and basil teas weaken memory. They are all good and you can pick your choice. Take 1/4 teaspoonful in a cupful of boiling water. Let it steep for five minutes. These herbs can be added to olive oil and massaged over the neck and forehead. Add these oils to bathing water, too: 5 drops to a full tub.
Deficiency of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) can cause memory loss. Taking supplements to satiate recommended daily intake of it may improve memory in older adults. Recent studies have also reported improved short-term memory in older adults who took vitamin E supplements.
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