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Print Posted on 02/21/2017 in Holistic Health

Natural Remedies That Improve Brain Function

Natural Remedies That Improve Brain Function

Your diet is affecting your cognitive function or (brain function). Cognitive ability encompasses reasoning, memory, attention, language, and any other factor that influences knowledge. Endogenous factors such as mood, stress, depression, and physical health affect your cognitive potential. For a response to occur, the body secretes specific neurotransmitters that communicate with the brain. You would need to have healthy neurons for improved and faster transmission. Cognitive abilities are not fixed, and improving them is necessary. This article gives you 4 native remedies that will keep your cognitive function on toes.

4 Ways To Improve Brain Function Naturally

1.    Tongkat Ali

This herb is native to the lush tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia. The main benefit of using Ginseng is its ability to increase testosterone. Cognitive function has a lot to do with hormonal body balance. Cortisol, the stress hormone, plays a critical role in cognitive decline and premature aging. Ginseng can reduce the production of cortisol while stimulating testosterone synthesis. Tongkat Ali has also been known to release testosterone from its Sex Binding Globulin, SGB. It also facilitates the conversion of Dihydrotestosterone into testosterone.

Low testosterone leads to reduced sexual response and libido, erectile dysfunction, increased body fat, mental lethargy and lack of energy. Sipping a cup of Ginseng in the evening might as well translate into drinking to improved sexual performance and vitality, hormonal balance, reduced stress and anxiety and increased endurance.

2.    Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is one of the most famous relaxant herbs. It is a natural remedy used to treat conditions affecting the body and mind. First Gotu kola is a relaxant and rejuvenating nervine with no caffeine. To the Chinese people Gotu Kola means the fountain of youth; can add you some years. For years, the Chinese have used this herb to treat mind disorders such as mental fatigue, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety, and depression. As mentioned earlier, taking care of exogenous factors improve cognitive function. For the physical body, Gotu Kola treats colds, stomach ulcers, fever, diarrhea, and hepatitis. It is a powerful antidote against arsenic poisoning, snake bites, and poisonous mushrooms.

A pharmacological review of Gotu Kola found that this herb also antioxidants such as triterpenoid and saponins. These nutrients improve on cognitive function by relieving the body of oxidative stress. They also ease production of collagen during wound healing. In the Himalayans, the herb is used to improve meditation which also improves cognitive function.

3.    Smelling Rosemary

You have heard of the cliché “Use rosemary to remember.” If not hear it from me. Last year BBC aired a study that proved the effects of rosemary on memory. According to this study, remembering to remember a.k.a prospective memory is the most important type of remembrance. Losing this memory is associated with cognitive decline as it is related to remembering to stay healthy, take medication, go to the gym, and all sorts of tomorrow’s activities.

Rosemary has a compound known as 1,8-cineole that positively affects mood and performance. This chemical also reduces biochemical pathways that underpin memory. In another study, rosemary fragrant also improves the transmission of neurons in hard-to-reach places of the body. The rosemary scent was found to penetrate the brain, bypassing the blood-brain barrier known to restrict movement of chemicals to the organ. Thus smelling rosemary is good for your brain neurotransmitters.

4.    Ginkgo Biloba

Research indicates that supplementing your diet with Ginkgo Biloba may help you fight memory loss battles and cognitive impairments. In a study published in Neural Regeneration Research, this herb was found to have an active role in promoting the formation of neurons. Other studies have established that Ginkgo Biloba has high levels of antioxidants such as flavonoids and terpenoids. These chemicals improve on memory loss and related cognitive impairments resulting from senile dementia.

The University of Maryland also associates the use of Ginkgo Biloba in the treatment of blood disorders and memory issues. Laboratory studies show that Ginkgo promotes blood circulation through vasodilation of blood vessels. The herb’s antioxidants relieve your body from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the primary cause of premature cellular aging. The herb extracts can also improve on social behavior, improve thinking, memory, and learning, and boost performance in daily activities.


These natural remedies are available as supplements in many retail shops. Improving cognitive function or brain function will help you make the best of your intelligence and memory. No matter your age, these supplements will provide a sound basis for improved brain function. Tackling cognitive impairment eliminates problems associated with memory loss and reduced physical performance. After a day in the office relax your nerves by drinking any of these remedies and wake up feeling rejuvenated.

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