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Herbs Boost Memory And Improve Mental Focus


The ability to focus, and channel our concentration into the task at hand, whether its work, reading, or play is more important than ever today. The near constant distractions of the digital age, manifest as ADD, memory lapses, low test scores, mood swings, or senior moments when we cannot find our car keys.

Herbs for Memory and Focus

  • Bacopa appears to strengthen memory and improve concentration by enhancing the conductivity of nerve tissue.
  • Basil is an excellent, indeed perhaps the best, aromatic nerve tonic giving a calming energy that is great for the work environment.
  • Blueberries may be useful in delaying the memory impairment and cognitive decline associated with aging.
  • Club Moss One of the active constituents of club moss, called huperzine a (HupA.) has shown some promise in preliminary studies that show significant improvement the cognitive function in patients with mild to moderate vascular dementia.
  • Eleuthero boosts concentration and focus without the letdown than comes from stimulants like caffeine.
  • Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo's antioxidant actions also stabilize the structure of brain and nerve cells and protect them from oxidation from free radicals.
  • Panax Ginseng may boost mood, improve memory and attention, lengthen physical and mental endurance, improve test scores, and ease anxiety.
  • Gotu Kola is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and TCM to rejuvenate both mind and body, and can be used in conjunction with bacopa, or Brahmi, another Ayurvedic herb used to improve mental focus and improve memory.
  • Holy Basil Many clinical studies now support the folklore traditions of holy basil as a safe neuroprotective, that protects the brain against degenerative diseases.
  • Periwinkle The periwinkle plant contains a precursor to the chemical vinpocetine, which is used medicinally to naturally enhance memory in aging minds.
  • Rhodiola Modern research suggests rhodiola may support memory and focus, and relieve depression.
  • Rosemary Rosemary has a long herbal tradition as a herb that improves concentration and memory
  • Sage Sage (Salvia officinalis) or Spanish sage (S. lavandulifolia) both have positive effects on memory and concentration.



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