Supplements and herbs
The bolstering of an active memory-recall and retention-and proper brain function and the concomitant reduction of levels of incident stress are some of the properties that supplements such as inositol and choline and the B vitamins can play in the affected person. Both these substances are present in abundant quantities in compounds such as lecithin, which can be used as a source supplement for these two substances. In order to preclude the appearance of imbalances in nutrient levels and to help strengthen the nervous system, supplementation can also be carried out using the other B complex vitamin at the same time.
To maintain proper and healthy states of mental activity, it is important that circulation to the brain is at an optimal rate and that free radicals are not allowed to interfere in the due cellular processes of the brain, the utilization of the supplement having the most effective antioxidant property, vitamin C which can restrict the damage due to free-radicals and eliminate them from the body is an important step in recovery and health. A red flushed face can result as blood rushes to the facial region during supplementation with niacin, a vitamin that improves the rate and flow of blood by widening the arteries and the veins, this vitamin also stimulates the functioning of the nerve tissue in the brain and is an effective supplement. An essential complement in all neural functions is a hormone like fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid, this fatty acid or GLA is abundant in the oil of the evening primrose herb, and the oil may be used as a supplement to help out during memory dysfunction.
All of the herbs given below can be used to make herbal teas by mixing a tsp. of the herbs in a cup of hot water, steeping it in the water for ten minutes. This herbal tea can then be drunk as an herbal aid to memory function and health.
Problems with impaired memory recall and retention can come about because of the depletion of the mineral silica in the cells that make up the nervous tissues and the cells of the brain.
Drink tea brewed from the horsetail herb, or if you prefer the juice of the herb as the plant is very high in its silica content. Alternate on and off for a period of two weeks using a tbsp. of juice once in the mornings and once in the evenings daily, alternately you can instead use a capsule of aqueous extract of the horsetail herb on a daily basis for a total treatment period of from two to six months in total.
Impaired memory can also benefit from supplements that use a combination of ginkgo biloba with the oil of the wheat germ. By its ability to increase the rate of circulation and its promoting of increased amounts of the flow of blood to the small capillaries in the brain, the herb ginkgo biloba can greatly stimulate circulation and oxygenation in the cerebrum, and promote the state of mental clarity, improve levels of alertness and memory function in retention and recall. Dosage of the wonder herb can be about two to three capsules once a day. Its regular and systematic utilization is important and does not pose a problem, as the ginkgo biloba herb does not have any chemical conflicts with standard medication. Stress reduction is another notable area where supplements of ginseng can help, besides its usual role in increasing capillary circulation.
Memory is enhanced and improved and the staying power or mental stamina is increased through the use of gotu kola as a supplement.
The brain is also supported in a secondary way through the use of the root of the licorice, which plays a main role in the adrenal glands functioning. Memory can be significantly improved by the use of the leaves of the sage herb as supplements.
Memory and nervous function can be bolstered and strengthened by the use of the eyebright herb.
Memory strength and the improved oxygenation of the brain are brought about by the use of the blessed thistle as a supplement.