There are lots of ways to improve your memory naturally and prevent memory loss as you age:
- Following a healthy diet
- Doing exercise regularly
- Managing your stress
- Maintaining social connections
Along with these tricks, there are also some natural remedies with the healthy ingredients which have been shown to improve memory based on scientific studies. Some herbs are remarkable to help enhance brain function and improve memory, especially for middle-aged adults.
Below is a brain enhancer tonic you can try, it’s easy to make with the common herbs:
- 2 parts gotu kola
- 2 parts ginkgo leaf
- 1 part peppermint
- 1/2 part sage
- 1/2 part rosemary
- Place all the ingredients in a jar and cover with brandy.
- Seal the jar well with a lid and leave it for 6-8 weeks without direct sunlight. And shake the jar sometimes for in case the herbs sink on the bottom of the jar.
- Strain the alcohol and store it in a bottle.
It’s suggested to use 1 teaspoon of this tonic diluted in 1/4 cup of water or tea, drink 3 times daily and use consistently for 2-3 months. You will notice the effective results, it may help you remember things easily.
How These Herbs Work to Improve Your Memory:
As a common kitchen spice, rosemary can also improve your memory to protect you from forgetting things. According to a study, the chemical compound found in rosemary 1,8-cineole is responsible for improved memory and brain function.
It also has been proven that rosemary prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine, a component in the development of dementias. It means that this herb has its ability to promote brain function.
This herb has been popular used for improving memory, it works for this purpose by improving blood circulation to the brain, thus resulting in enhanced concentration, intelligence and memory.
The natural chemicals Triterpenoids in Gotu kola has been shown to help reduce anxiety and enhance mental functioning.
Another 2008 study found an extract of gout kola has ability to improve mood and enhance working memory in a group of 28 elderly patients.
The leaves of this herb help improve brain function by providing more oxygen to the cells. This is thanks to the flavonoid component of ginkgo, which is responsible for enlarging the micro-capillaries in the brain, thus increasing blood flow and subsequently oxygen levels in the brain.
Peppermint is believed to increase the concentration power, and it contains a good amount of flavonoids, which may prevent aging of the brain effectively. The fragrant scent also helps to focus your senses and improve your memory.
This plant offers countless health benefits, including improve memory and even may prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
A test from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne have found that people who had taken sage oil capsules performed significantly better in a word recall test than those who didn’t take.
Another study showed compounds in Chinese sage could offer an alternative to pharmaceutical Alzheimer’s disease treatments.