4 Amazing Ayurvedic Herbs for the Mind and Memory

Mind-Brain-Memory Power Ayurvedic Herbs

Mind-Brain-Memory power everyone wants to have it and keep it, and you can do this naturally, with herbs.

Mental problems are becoming increasingly aggravating, and a large proportion of the population is prone to it.

Disability-related to the brain affects not only older people but also the young ones . 

The Ayurvedic approach is to support the natural strength of mental capacities through Medhya Rasayana  (nootropic herbs) which is the group of 4 medicinal herbs with multi-fold benefits, specifically to improve memory and intellect. (1Trusted Source)

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Medha means intelligence and/or retention and Rasayana means therapeutic procedure or preparation that on regular practice will improve nourishmenthealthmemoryintellectimmunity, and longevity

Ayurvedic herbs engenders and straightness intelligencememory, and mental perception.
The bitter taste, sour foods, and herbs predominate and open the mind, increase sensitivity, awareness, and mental functioning. 

Since bitter herbs are cooling and calming, they combat mental dullness, allowing to reach full potential, becoming radiant and elevated.

Medhya remedies promote mental development and act as mental rejuvenation, and they also bestow a mind that is mighty, vigorous, and pure.

Medhya Rasayana the group of 4 medicinal plants are used singly or in combinations, to boost your mind-brain-memory power.

One of these 4 medicinal plant(herbs) combination for mind-brain-memory power is:

1.Bacopa Monniera(Brahmi)

2.Acorus Calamus (Vacha)

3.Centella Asiatica(Brahmi-Mandukaparni)

4.Evolvulus Alsinoides(Shankpushpi)

Bacopa Monniera

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Scientific name: Bacopa Monniera, Common Name: Bacopa
Ayurvedic Name: Brahmi (God-like), English Name: Water hyssop.

Note: Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) is often used with Bacopa and both are called Brahmi.

Bacopa is a bitter, astringent plant with detoxifying qualities which target the brain and nerves and also called as ``stronger Brahmi ``, with a general Rasayana(lifespan) effect on mental function.

In Ayurveda is used as support of the nervous system, sharp memory, and mental energy, increase comprehension, concentration, and recollection for meditative persons.

You ever went after a thing, and you forgot what?
Did you come back to the living room and remember?


Well, here Bacopa comes, helping to rejuvenate your memory.

The steroidal saponins, including bacosides, found in Bacopa, enhance nerve impulse transmission, strengthen memory and a formula to cope with emotional stress.

The ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children, may be unable to control their impulses, hyperactive, or they may have trouble paying attention.

Proven by Indian scientists with no side effects recorded, here too Bacopa is the answer. It is safe for children, improve memory, perception and learning with a 1g/day for 3 months.

As a potent antioxidant, with the capacity to remove free radicals the serving can be up to two grams of herb, in capsules, or powder, twice a day with warm water.(2Trusted Source)

Caution: none has known.

Gotu Kola

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Scientific Name: Centella Asiatica, Common Name: Gotu Kola, Ayurvedic Name: Mandukaparni-Brahmi(God-like), English Name: Indian Pennywort.

Mandukaparni is sweeter-bitter with tonic qualities being the ``weaker Brahmi`` and as Bacopa target the brain and nerves.

Charaka Samhita (the Sanskrit text on Ayurveda-Indian traditional medicine) defines Centella as ``divine``, support of mental faculties, treating mental diseases like anxiety, epilepsy, depression, and insanity.

Centella excels in B complex vitamins and as a ``godlike`` promote anti-aging, circulation, mucous membranes, rejuvenates the brain and nerves and is used as add in meditation.

As Bacopa, Gotu Kola balances all Doshas, it is used to increase brain function, memory, concentration, and mental acuity.

Study out of Korea shows that Gotu kola has the potential for supporting healthy memory and very promising support in Alzheimer disease.

Centella Asiatica grows in hot moist climates in Southeast Asia, it is eaten raw as a salad, in combination with other foods, or as an energizing juice for the brain.

For rejuvenation is recommended 1g/day with ghee(clarified butter), and at least 30 min before meditation 1 cup of Gotu Kola with honey.

As Nasaya for nervous disorders is recommended 2 drops of Gotu Kola with ghee put in every nostril several times/day.

Note: Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs, decoctions, and oils to treat various ailments like nose, sinus, throat, and head.

As Abhyanga to treat nervous system, Centella is used as a body wrap to improve memory, blood circulation, clear the skin, and jatharagni(the digestive system).

Note: Abhyanga is an oil massage, usually pre-mixed with herbs for specific conditions, is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with dosha-specific warm herb-infused oils.(3Trusted Sources)

Caution: On some people can have adverse effects, especially an overdose of Gotu Kola can cause headaches, temporary loss of consciousness or itching aggravation.

Calamus Root

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Scientific Name: Acorus Calamus, Common Name: Calamus Root, Ayurvedic Name; Vacha-``speaking-thinking`` more cleary.

English Name: Sweet Flag is a bitter herb with mucolytic (an agent which dissolves thick mucus and relieve breathing difficulties) and carminative (an agent which prevent the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract) qualities.

The primary herb for the mind, Vacha, promotes circulation to the brain which stimulates the power of self-expression, memory, intelligence, increases communication; it is the herb of the ancient yogis and seekers.

In combination with Centella Asiatica, Calamus root is mild and cooling which is suitable for most people a complementary energetics; and as a general Rasayana(lifespan), a combination with Triphala improves good memory, intelligence, and longevity.

For deficit disorders mixed with Bacopa, Shankpushpi and Licorice are recommended.

According to Charaka Samhita, a decocting of 1 part of Vacha, 4 parts of ghee and 8 parts of water it's a medicine for epilepsy.(4Trusted Source)

Caution: Epilepsy is a complicated and severe condition, with many causes based on social or family issues, so do not treat it casually, or take it in the form of a joke.
Always consult a professional person for delicate diseases.

*An overdose of Calamus Root can stimulate some issue as ``weird thoughts``, hallucinations, or bleeding disorders, so do not underestimate its power.

Shankpushpi

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Scientific Name: Evolvulus Alsinoides, Common Name: Shankpushpi, Ayurvedic Name: Shankpushpi, English Name: Shankpushpi.

A tall plant that grows in North India, Prabhava of Shankpushpi is to improve mental clarity, rejuvenates the mind, nerves tissue, helps in relaxation, sleep,  mental disorders, anxiety, mental or emotional exhaustion, and fear; it is ``God-send`` for the stressed out people of the twenty century. (5Trusted Source)

Note: Prabhava is a specific action or biotransformation of the medicine which works according to rasa (taste), virya (potency) and vipaka (biotransformation or post digestion effect).

According to Astanga Hridyam ( the essence of all the Eight Branches of Ayurveda), Shankpushpi cooked 3 times with ghee (clarified butter) and milk, makes even the dullest mind sharp, promotes tranquility, release phobia, depression, and mania.

As a rejuvenating tonic for the nerve tissue and mind, Shankpushpi is said to have profound mystical properties, for the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.

For deficit disorders, mixed with Brahmi and Licorice is recommended; and for a healthy sleep pattern, 6 g of use Shankhapushpi at bedtime is traditionally allowed.

Caution: none has known.

In addition to Shankpushpi, which excels only in improving mental clarity, emotional exhaustion and related decibels, the other great 3 herbs have a lot of other qualities too.

Bacopa is also used in ulcers, asthma, infertility, rheumatic condition, a tonic for impotence and premature ejaculation, ulcers, indigestion, constipation, and gas and is recommended 2g of powder/day with warm water.

Gotu Kola is also used in chronic skin conditions, hair loss, premature aging, STD (sexually transmitted diseases) and is recommended 1-2 g/day.

Calamus root is also used in cough, cold, asthma mixed with ghee, milk and is recommended of 1-4 g powder/day.

Keep in mind to respect the dosage and preferably consult a doctor before using, especially if you suffer from a delicate disease.