Because of the frenzied rhythms of life that we lead and psychological and physical stress, our brains are increasingly vulnerable and because of that degenerative diseases are increasingly affecting the brain. We are constantly exposed to electromagnetic radiation, wifi, noise and this can lead to sleep disorders, depression and increased levels of anxiety.
Here are some herbs that can help you reduce the stress, relieve depression, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and strengthen your mental abilities and memory.
A powerful antioxidant, reduces stress and has a powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Use it for inhalation or as a tea.
It is good for improving concentration, cognition and mood. Studies have shown that peppermint can also improve long-term memory and intellectual vigilance. You can drink mint tea or use fresh or dried leaves in your meals or just dab a few drops of peppermint essential oil on your skin or use it in an essential oil diffuser.
It increases cerebral circulation, restores the balance between brain chemistry, and protects the brain from the damage of free radicals. It has been used to treat mental confusion, memory loss, anxiety, depression, concentration problems, headaches, and reduces the symptoms of ADHD. The prescribed dose of ginkgo is 40 to 120 mg three times a day. However, ginkgo should not be taken with antidepressants such as Prozac or Zoloft.
It stimulates the brain, improves the mood and has anti-inflammatory properties.