The ancient times are coming back with people opting for natural herbs as brain boosters and enhancing cognitive effects. The sudden flip towards ancient tradition of using herbs and plants sources is because they are now scientifically proven. They are clinically considered safe and do not cause any side effects unlike other chemically bond nootropics. They are used in the treatment of various brain related problems ranging from simple fatigue to complex issues such as anxiety, depression, long-term memory retention etc.
Let us see few of the natural herbs that have become popular and how it affects the brain to regain the loss of improving the brain’s strength and metabolism.
Ashwagandha, the origin in India’s ancient ayurvedic practices has been a great source for controlling and treating of various ailments such as sleeping disorders, asthma control, arthritis, chronic pain etc. It is discovered that taking Ashwangandha extract controls cortisol levels, which is the culprit of having higher stress. Increased cortisol has other negative effects such as weight gain creating damages to neurons and disturbs the growth of synapses chain. Thus by controlling cortisol, it makes your brain stress-free and opens the path of neurons growth.
Huperzine A is derived from Huperzia Serrata herb found in China. It is seen as very effective for treatment of Alzheimer’s or as preventive measure. It works by increasing the growth of acetylcholine neurotransmitter, which is related to the treatment of cognitive disorders. By consumption of this herb in just micrograms, drastic positive results are seen. By regular consumption, it improves the neuroplasticity of the brain, which is beneficial for long term and short term memory retention.
Another important herb from the family of ayurvedic was used past thousand years back. It is regarded as natural nootropic for the treatment of reduced cognitive due to aging. It increases the visual image processing speed, improves learning retention, reduces depression and anxiety and to top it all, it is known to have anti-cancer effects.
This herb is found in cold climatic conditions of Arctic and Europe (mountainous regions). It acts as stimulant of the nervous system and its benefits can be seen in increased motivation, enhanced mental clarity, lowering blood pressure, fatigue and depression. If larger doses are consumed, it provides sedative effects thereby making you more relaxed and stress free.
This is a type of berry used by ancient hunters in Africa for having alertness and awareness at any point of time. Based on clinical trials, it is suggested for increasing concentration, improving visual processing and ability to read and work long hours on computers.
In order to get maximum benefits from the herbs and improve the brain power, you need to do some research work in the related fields. It is for sure that the earth has stored for us many natural and valuable herbs, which needs to be tapped and revealed from our ancestors.