Give Your Brain a Boost!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on May 16, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Yesterday’s post on Skullcap generated a lot of buzz – seems like we could all use a little extra support when it comes to our frazzled noggins’n’nerves these days! With that ‘in mind,’ we’re going to take a look at another herb that supports just that – the mind – as well as strengthens the nervous system.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri herb): Introduced to the west from India, Brahmi has been used in the Ayurvedic healing tradition for thousands of years as a brain tonic. It literally means “that which gives knowledge of Supreme Reality” and is often included in ‘anti-aging’ formulas for improving the memory, sharpening mental acuity, and increasing concentration. For age-related cognitive support, it’s excellent combined with Ginkgo and Gotu Kola.
Brahmi calms the mind and strengthens the nervous system, which helps alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and nervousness. The result? Less edginess, better focus, and a more relaxed state of being.
To help ‘take the edge off’ your day, check out our Anxiety & Stress Essentials™ formula – it’s a safe, effective herbal remedy that helps to relieve stress and anxiety, naturally (no chemicals or synthetics). Anxiety & Stress Essentials™ contains a synergistic combination of herbs including Bacopa, Skullcap, Rhodiola (Arctic Rose) and several others, along with L-theanine, a calming, relaxing extract from Green Tea.
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan