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many other benefits, including improved mood, increased energy, decreased inflammation, weight loss and better metabolism, and reduced blood sugar.All the brain herbs we’ve discussed so far are excellent for promoting brain health, but any herb that offers circulation support and anti-inflammatory effects will, as a happy side effect, promote healthy brain function. With that in mind, consider adding herbs such as hawthorn, garlic, ginger, black pepper, cacao, and cayenne—in fact, most culinary herbs and spices—to your blends and daily diet.Herbs For Reducing Stress and Mental FatigueChronic and acute stress degrade your memory, especially if sleep deprivation enters themix. So it’s not surprising that most of our stress-relieving adaptogens do double-duty asbrain function tonics.Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri)Properties: This Ayurvedic creeping water plant shares the name brahmi with gotu kola. Bacopa improves memory and focus, slows the progression of Alzheimer’s, and
promotes recovery from brain trauma. Though it has a long history of use, studies have yielded only moderately enthusiastic results. It seems to work best at improving retention of new information, regardless of age or mental capacity. Bacopa is known for its ability to calm without sedating. It blends well with gotu kola, holy basil, lemon balm, ashwagandha, and milky oat seed. It works best for improving brain function when takenregularly for months at a time.Additional Benefits: Bacopa is also used as a nervine and adaptogen for anxiety, depression, and hyperactivity (including attention deficit hyperactivity in children and adults).Preparation: Tincture or capsule. Try it in tea blends, but it can get bitter. Standard herb doses apply. Some companies sell both bacopa and gotu kola as brahmi, so check the Latin name to know which you’re buying. Various bacopa species are available as aquarium and garden plants; however, only one species appears to be useful for brain health.Cautions and Considerations: No major known issues. It’s even used for children. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food.Other Stress-Relieving Brain TonicsOther anti-stress herbs that improve brain function include gotu kola, lemon balm, holy basil, ashwagandha, and reishi. Rhodiola is another. In contrast to the calm-energy effects of bacopa, it provides a zippy physical and mental energy boost, and it works quickly. It seems to protect and may help regenerate nerves. The herb also protects against cognitive deficits, oxidative stress, and inflammation, among other nerve and brain benefits. In highly stressed women, it has been shown to improve attention, speed,and accuracy during stressful cognitive tasks. I’ve seen great results using rhodiola for menopausal brain fog; the ladies love it! Rhodiola also improves ATP synthesis, which boosts energy on a cellular level, and it increases stamina while decreasing fatigue.

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