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Feed your Brain with These 5 Herbs

by Faye Sakellaridis

 

 

The inexorable passage of time can rattle our brains, what with all the overwhelming ups and downs of simply being alive. It's easy to forget that your brain isn't simply an abstract floating network of thoughts and emotions -- it's also a tangible, physical object that can be modified for the better, depending on what you feed it. It takes all kinds of things to keep your brain sharp, like exercise, mentally stimulating tasks, and proper nutrition. It should come as little surprise that the holistic healing power of herbs offers much in the way of a healthy mind.

You can get started by checking out these 5 brain boosting herbs, posted over at Mother Earth Living, a bountiful supply of healthy wisdom:

Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo, one of the best-known brain herbs, improves circulation to the brain and has been shown to help treat memory problems, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Ginkgo can also protect brain cells and repair nerve tissue damage resulting from low blood flow to the brain. Take 120 mg two to three times daily.

 

Gotu kola: This Ayurvedic herb has long been used in Indian medicine to boost memory and brain function as well as treat nervous disorders such as epilepsy. Take 120 mg daily.

See the rest at Mother Earth Living.