Clear Up Your Memory Problems
with Herbal Remedies
It really starts after age 40: you suddenly seem to forget
every name and face you come across during your day.
Age-related memory loss is very common.
Nearly all of us will experience some kind of age-related
memory loss at some point in our (hopefully) long lives.
However, this does not mean that you have to simply sit back
and wait for the dates, faces, names and events to begin to
evaporate. When it comes to memory loss, you have to fight
Taking a proactive approach to age-related memory loss is
the most practical and effective way to take control of your
own brain. Most kinds of memory loss are caused by damage to
the cells in your brain.
These cells are called neurons, and they can disappear if
you are not vigilant or careful. There are two main kinds of
damage that results in memory loss. The first kind is known as
oxidative. Oxidative refers to a kind of cellular rust. The
other main type of damage is known as inflammatory.
Inflammatory damage can be described as a kind of cellular
burn, and it can result in a range of memory problems. Memory
problems can range from a slight erosion of memories to the
complete erosion of identity that is often seen in Alzheimer’s
disease patients. However, you can slow or even stop the neuron
damage, many doctors tell us. So why not make the decision to
slow or even reverse neuron damage?
One of the first steps to this end is to begin a program of
taking the right kind of brain-boosting herbs and nutrients.
However, don’t think that simply ingesting a bunch of herbal
capsules each day will keep your memories fresh.
Before you begin any kind of herbal supplement plan, you
should consult your doctor and work with an alternative
physician that understands natural medicine and herbal therapy.
Once you have made the choice to take a proactive role in
slowing, stopping and even reversing neuron damage, what kind
of herbal remedies should you be looking into to this
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
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Here are some of the most popular herbs for stopping memory
Periwinkle: This is an
important herb that can speed up brain activity. Extracts from
periwinkle seeds can work as powerful memory enhancers. They
help improve the blood flow to the brain. Most herbalists
recommend that you take 20 to 40 milligrams of periwinkle herb
St. John’s Wort: This popular
herb is believed to work by increasing a variety of
neurotransmitters. You should look for a product that is
standardized for 0.3 percent hypericin. This is the most active
ingredient in St. John’s wort.
Herbalists traditionally describe the
actions of Goldenseal as astringent, a
digestive and bile stimulant, a tonic, and a
Goldenseal has also been used to reduce
phlegm, to heal gastric mucous membranes, and
to raise blood pressure.
Kava Kava: Another popular
herb that is used to combat the symptoms of anxiety and
depression, kava kava is also thought to help the brain produce
more growth hormones. In other words, it is believed that kava
can help keep your brain young.