Many people choose to use herbal remedies to improve their memory, particularly when they are studying for exams or beginning to feel the effects of aging. Some herbs may even be able to help counteract some of the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that affect the memory. A wide range of different herbs have been used to help to focus the mind and make the memory work more effectively. Many of these herbs have been investigated scientifically and found to improve the memory. Some are now being investigated as possible sources of new drugs for the treatment of memory related diseases.
Gingko biloba can help to improve both concentration and memory. Extracts of the leaves of this tree have traditionally been used in Chinese herbal medicine. Gingko is sometimes used today as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in some parts of the world, although there has been some controversy over the efficacy of Gingko as a medical treatment. There is more evidence for a beneficial effect of Gingko in healthy people, however.
Ginseng has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Among its many different uses, it has been taken as a memory enhancer. It is usually the roots rather than the leaves that are used. Some scientific studies have even shown that ginseng can help to improve memory in people suffering from dementia after a stroke.
The combination of Gingko biloba and ginseng can also be effective. A scientific study proved that taking these two herbs together can increase their effects on your memory. Both of these herbal remedies are currently being investigated as potential sources of new drugs.
Gotu Kola is an herb that has traditionally been used as both a food and a medicine in many parts of the world, often in order to enhance memory and relieve the symptoms of senility. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gotu Kola is known as Mandookaparni. The effects of Gotu Kola on the memory have been attributed to its ability to raise blood sugar levels. It is also rich in B vitamins, which are essential for the proper functioning of the brain. Gotu Kola is believed to be particularly effective in helping to improve memory in people who are under a lot of stress. It is sometimes combined with ginseng and cayenne pepper.
Peppermint can also be an effective remedy for memory improvement. It is the aroma of this herb that is particularly helpful, and it may therefore be used as an aromatherapy treatment, although drinking peppermint tea, or eating the fresh leaves or a peppermint flavored food can also be helpful. Peppermint can help to increase alertness as well as to improve memory.
Sage, as the name suggests, has long been associated with wisdom. Sage can be used to improve memory, and has been found to work particularly well in combination with lemon balm. This combination was found to improve memory and calmness in people with dementia during a scientific study, and it has also been shown to improve memory in healthy people.
Rosemary is another plant that has been used as both a culinary and a medicinal herb. It has traditionally been associated with remembrance. Rosemary may be able to help protect the brain by preventing some of the damage that is usually associated with ageing. Rosemary contains a chemical known as Carnosic Acid that can help to prevent free radicals from damaging the brain. It is now being investigated as a source of new treatments for various memory related conditions.