Using herbs for memory is an age-old tradition rooted in Ayurveda, a traditional Indian system of medicine that aims to promote good health and prevent or treat diseases. Some herbs have been used for more than 5,000 years and are thought to provide multiple health benefits including reducing inflammation and improving cognitive function. Early Ayurveda practice involved using herbal infusions for memory from the leaves, roots, and stems of certain plants. Today, supplements for memory support are generally a pill taken daily.
What Is Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurveda is an alternative, holistic medicine practice that involves healthy lifestyle changes and incorporates the five elements of nature (space, air, fire, water, earth) to help maintain or improve health. The traditional use of herbs, essential oils and spices is driven by the many medicinal properties and health benefits discovered across ages of practice to protect the body from disease. The Ayurvedic concept is to keep the body, mind, and spirit in balance. Even today, Ayurveda remains key in India’s natural health care system. More recently, Western Medicine started embracing some of the therapeutic benefits of Ayurvedic herbal medicine.
Ayurvedic healing ideas and medicinal plants for boosting memory are now used to formulate some of the best brain supplements for brain health and drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is a common neurodegenerative disease associated with memory loss and decline in cognitive functions such as thinking, judgment, and decision making.
Common Ayurvedic Herbs
Ayurvedic herbs are plants that grow in India and neighbouring countries and have been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. They include herbs with multiple health benefits such as the following herbs for slowing down brain aging:
- Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi)
- Boswellia serrata (Indian frankincense)
- Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
- Curcuma longa (Turmeric)
- Commiphora mukul (Guggulu) and related species
- Centella asiatica (Gotu kola)
- Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhpushpi) and related species
Among the herbs listed above, Boswellia serrata has been used alone or in combination with Myrrh in Persian traditional medicine as herbs for memory.
Some doctors of Western Medicine are considering natural supplements as good complements to drugs for treating diseases and are becoming more open to integrating plant-based or herbal formulations for maintaining memory health. They may recommend some brain supplements that can help support cognitive function and reduce the risk of age-related memory loss.
Best Ways to Use Herbs for Memory Health
Ayurvedic herbs can be used as teas, essential oils, herbal decoctions such as tisanes and tinctures, supplements, and topicals. Your naturopathic doctor, medical herbalist or medicinal plant specialist can help guide you on the best herbs and formulations that would be optimal for you that would take into account your medical history and needs. For instance, many people find it easier to take a pill as a supplement than brewing teas from fresh or dried herbs for memory.
Inflawell™ is a supplement for memory support developed and formulated by Kondor Pharma as gluten-free, vegetarian pills that consumers can take daily to protect their memory. Boswellia serrata and Bacopa monnieri are the two main active ingredients.
Clinical studies on both of those Ayurvedic herbs confirm their ability to improve brain function, memory, and other cognitive tasks. Boswellia contains active compounds that help fight inflammation and oxidative stress in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. As a known antioxidant, the addition of Vitamin D3 helps protect brain cells in an optimal way.
Find Out if Inflawell Memory Support is Right for You
Talk to your doctor before taking supplements for memory support as some may contain ingredients that interact with medicine or other products you’re taking. Inflawell™ for Memory Support is a natural, plant-based supplement approved by Health Canada. Please contact Kondor Pharma at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-800-892-6982 to find out more.