Traditional Indian memory enhancer herbs and their medicinal importance 

By Debjit Bhowmik, Chiranjib, Pankaj Tiwari, K. K. Tripathi, K. P. Sampath Kumar


Memory is the ability of an individual to record sensory stimuli, events, information, etc., retain them over short or long periods of time and recall the same at a later date when needed.  Poor Memory, lower retention and slow recall and are common problems in today’s stressful and competitive world. Age, stress, emotions are conditions that may led to memory loss, amnesia, anxiety, high blood pressure, dementia, to more ominous threat like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s diseases. After many centuries of use in Eastern medicine, doctors agree that some herbs do effectively enhance memory. You can use herbs one at a time or in a blend to enhance your memory.  Ayurveda, the ancient science of life has more than one reference of the plant for the enhancement of memory and mental agility of mankind. The famous Charaka Samhita written in the 1st century refers Brahmi (nerve tonic), a perennial creeping plant (Bacopa monnieri) for curing mental retardation leading to psychosis. Pharmacological properties of this plant have been clearly mentioned as having properties of cognitive enhancement and anxiolytic effect. The other treatise Sushruta Samhita makes this more explicit and describes Brahmi to be effective in memory loss. This herb is also helps you to cure the unrelieved disorders, nervous breakdown, insomnia and pin. This herb is also effective in controlling the cholesterol level in the body. This herb is also deals with the urinary problems as well. Bacopa is very profitable to sharpen your memory, intelligence longevity, anti-aging and also helps you to reduce stress. This herb is also very beneficial to boost the coordination between the neurons and brain.  


Key Words : Memory enhancers, Medicinal plants, Herbs.


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