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Ancient Ayurvedic Herb Boosts Memory and Multitasking, Reduces Stress

Ayurvedic Remedy Bacopa Improves Memory and Multitasking, Reduces Stress

While modern researchers scramble to create synthetic drugs to delay the onset of memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, a latent form of institutional dementia prevails: A purposeful forgetfulness and outright dismissal of ancient remedies for memory, stress and mood disorders

Bacopa monieri is an herbal medicine used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for a variety of mood-related, memory-related and cognitive-related disorders.

Now we find modern clinical research proves the effectiveness of Bacopa to boost memory, improve moods, increase multi-tasking, reduce stress and boost cognition in general.

Ayurvedic Herb Improves Memory, Cognition and Alzheimer's

Ayurvedic Herb Improves Memory, Cognition and Alzheimer's

Several recent studies have confirmed what Ayurvedic practitioners have known for thousands of years: That a special Ayurvedic herb increases memory and cognition, and may well treat dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers from the Medical College of Thailand's Khon Kaen University conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized clinical study with 60 elderly adult volunteers with an average age of 63 years old. The researchers gave the adults either a placebo or an Ayurvedic herbal medicine called Brahmi – botanical name Bacopa monnieri – for three months.

Before and after the treatment period, the researchers tested the subjects' memory accuracy, attention span, cognitive processing speed and reaction time. They also measured their brain cell cholinergic and monoaminergic functions – which related to neuron firing speeds. The subjects were also tested every four weeks during the treatment as well as four weeks after the end of the treatment.

The herbal medicine-treated group were given either 300 milligrams or 500 milligrams of a whole-herb extract of the Bacopa monnieri herb.

The groups given the Brahmi had significant improvement in cognitive function, including increased memory, greater attention spans and better reaction times.

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The researchers also found that the Bacopa altered their cholinergic and monoaminergic activity. The researchers concluded that these results "suggest that Bacopa monnieri can improve attention, cognitive processing, and working memory partly via the suppression of AChE activity."

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