Today, when the natural is overruling the medicine, herbs have become quite popular thanks to their powerful health properties.
The stressful and intense life most people lead nowadays makes them anxious. Also, the number of people suffering from mental problems, such as Alzheimer’s, is constantly increasing, for which many of them have to seek medical help.
Luckily, the alternative medicine constructed from herbs and herbal remedies can eliminate these diseases. In this post, you will learn which herbs are great for eliminating and preventing anxiety, stress, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and more.
1. Rosemary-‘Dew of the Sea’
In the past, rosemary was considered as the cure to various diseases. Today, its memory boosting properties are proven to help the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
A study conducted on 60 older people analyzed their memory before and after the study. Those who consumed this herb showed better results from the opposite group. Therefore, adding rosemary to your dishes is highly recommended.
Besides refreshing your breath, peppermint can relieve your stomach problems, and improve your overall health. If you inhale mint tea, you will improve your brain functions, your memory, and your ability to give reasonable judgments. It will increase your oxygen levels, thus balance your blood pressure.
Ginkgo tree has round yellowish fruits and unusually shaped leaves. The fruit was used for curing numerous diseases. It is packed with antioxidants called terpenoids, whose main function is to prevent organ damage. Thanks to its proven ability to improve circulation and the oxygen levels, it can potentially cure dementia, hence called ‘the brain herb’.
Ginseng possesses mood-enhancing, anti-inflammatory, and brain-boosting properties. Many Alzheimer’s patients have noted significant improvements after consuming this herb.
One 12-week research conducted on 40 people older than 60, and with mild to moderate vascular dementia caused by multiple small strokes, investigated the memory-boosting power of ginseng. The participants were divided into two groups, and the one which was given a tablet of ginseng extract from Chinese ginseng herb, leaves, and root, 3 times a day, showed significant improvements in their memory, as opposed to the other group which received the drug Duxil.
Curcumin, turmeric’s active compound can help prevent and reduce the symptoms of dementia. Research shows that older people in India develop dementia and Alzheimer’s less frequently than those in America. Researchers suggest that this may be due to the common ingredient in the Indian cuisine – turmeric.
Scientists from the Duke University say that curcumin stops the formation of the protein called beta-amyloid. This protein is the cause of the plaque that impedes the function of the brain in people with Alzheimer’s.
6. Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry)
This ancient Indian herb is usually used for improving energy levels and reducing stress levels. But, recently, researchers discovered that the Indian Ginseng (Ashwagandha) can help fight off the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
NBRC researchers showed that the herb can improve overall cognitive abilities and reverse memory in those with Alzheimer’s. They discovered that it lowers amyloid plaque which causes degradation of brain cell wiring.
7. Chinese Club Moss
Huperzine A is a compound found in Chinese Club Moss. Scientists discovered that 8-week therapy with this herb improves cognitive abilities and memory of Alzheimer’s patients. Almost half of the participants in the study noticed these positive results.
Note: consult your doctor before considering any of this advice if you are on some prescription therapy.