6 Natural Herbs to Prevent Memory Loss

· 30th March 2015

It’s true to say that memory loss is becoming a more frequent condition and many of us may begin to suffer from it. There are are a number of conditions which affect memory, not just Alzheimers. Medical science can provide some relief for these conditions, but there are home remedies available to us which can strengthen the brain and improve your memory.

Memory loss can be worrying and upsetting, and can really affect the quality of our daily lives, in some instances the severity of memory loss can seriously debilitate the sufferer.

Chemical substances from healing plants are commonly found in many medicines. Their properties are so well regarded that science tries to chemically synthesise them.

For memory loss treatment, we need to look at plants that are high in antioxidants, contain estrogens and are rich in those components which enable the brain to retain more acetylcholine, an essential neural transmitter.

Antioxidants help protect the brain from tissue wastage and estrogens boost the function of the brain.

These are the top six plants in the fight against memory loss:

Fava beans

Green Beans
High in choline

Naturally rich in choline, fava beans should be added to your daily diet or taken as an infusion to improve the memory function of the brain and aid recovery from short term memory loss.

Fenugreek

Aloo Methi
A daily infusion will boost memory

Also known as Aloo Methi, Fenugreek is naturally rich in choline and an infusion taken twice daily will markedly combat memory loss.

Salvia

Salvia
Rich in antioxidants

Salvia is packed with antioxidants which assist the brains capacity to retain acetylcholine.  You can prepare it as a drink, infused with water. It may be taken twice a day, but only one or two times per week.

Rosemary

Rosemary
Protects against free radicals

Another plant that is rich in antioxidants is rosemary is an excellent combatant in the fight against the damage caused by free radicals. The properties can be released in various forms, including as a massage oil, which is particularly effective when applied to the forehead and neck, as a homeopathic tincture added to a bath or as a tea. For best results, use about a tablespoon of the flowers in a small cup of boiling water. Leave to infuse for around 10 minutes before drinking twice a day.

Fennel

Fennel
Use as a massage oil

Studies have shown that fennel has a positive effect on age related memory loss and some of the symptoms associated with dementia. You can chew fennel seeds or, in the same way as rosemary, fennel oil can be used to treat someone with a relaxing massage.

Nettle

nettle
Boosts estrogens

Nettle is a powerful plant which boosts the production of estrogens, essential to good memory function. Consuming nettle every day will boost your brain’s ability and improve the symptoms of a poor memory.

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