Health Intuitive

Chinese Medicinal Herbs For Strengthening Brain Health And Memory

It’s my mission to provide you with accessible, empowering and inspiring, high-level health strategies. It’s my belief that conventional medicine doesn’t always address our health concerns, and we need to start turning towards natural remedies and earth-based medical systems that have long and established histories for solutions and support.

In this article, I will pay attention to food as medicine, herbal medicine and daily habits. As we age, our brain health becomes more and more important. I’m going to discuss our overall brain health and remedies that we can use to support our cognition and our memory. Read on and take your health into your own hands.

Supporting overall brain health is always a good idea, considering how much our brain does for us everyday. Memory is connected to many complex systems, and there are many reasons for memory loss. Therefore, it’s important to mention that for this article, I’m going to focus on overall general brain health, and a few important and impactful things that you can do if you’ve been experiencing brain fog, or just general poor memory.

There are a number of diet and lifestyle changes, as well as, herbal remedies that you can use to boost your cognition. First, meditation can be extremely powerful when it comes to boosting clarity in the mind. There are many studies that show the positive impact of meditation on the brain and overall memory functioning.

There isn’t one particular type of meditation that really outshines the rest. Even within traditional teachings, it’s most important that the student finds the technique that they really resonate with, and then they stick with it. So, I would recommend exploring different styles of meditation. Many students find simply sitting quietly and observing the breath to be a good place to start.

But you should join a class, and maybe, find some meditations online to get you started. If you want to start a daily practice, I suggest deciding on a certain time and making it non-negotiable, like brushing your teeth. Make sure that you set a goal that is attainable. So, for example, instead of choosing a longer period of time, choose a shorter amount of time, like five or 10 minutes, and then slowly build the time to a couple of weeks or a month, or may be up to about 20 or 30 minutes of sitting.

Keep in mind that your brain and the sheathing that wraps around the nerves is basically fat. So make sure to eat lots of high quality fats, and especially, Omega-3s. These include things like nuts, seeds, cold water fish and avocados. You can also use a supplement. In Orlando Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, that’s the medical system of yoga, brain fogginess and difficult with memory is usually either due to a toxic buildup of phlegm or what we call ama, or its due to deficiency.

Either way, we’re looking to create more circulation and really support any depletion. Like I mentioned, there are many factors when it comes to brain health, but it’s definitely clear that lifestyle can make a huge difference. You’ll certainly want to maintain healthy blood sugar, consume an anti-inflammatory diet with plenty of water, get lots of sleep and reduce stress.

Lion’s Mane

The first herbal remedy I’d like to mention is a mushroom cold Lion’s Mane (HericiumErinaceus). Lion’s Mane is deeply supportive. Studies show that it helps to improve brain function and it helps with nerve regeneration. This has serious implications for diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. It’s also deeply nourishing. It helps to support the immune system, heal the digestion and its overall tonifying our building.

Lion’s Mane has been used as a food in Asian cultures for a very long time. There are no known contraindications and it’s fairly safe and can be used as a long-term supplement.

Gotu Kola

The next herbal remedy isGotu Kola (CentellaAsiatica). Gotu Kola is another plant that’s been used for thousands of years for clarity of mind. It helps to support people who are experiencing premature aging. It works on the nervous system, helping to calm anxiety and without creating sleepiness. It also helps to support the immune system and it’s known to create more longevity and better memory.

For this herb, you would want to check with your doctor if you are pregnant or taking other medications.

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