Do you feel like your brain has gone on a vacation? There are herbs that can help improve concentration and cognition. Try some of the recipes listed below to help make studying more effective and work time more productive.
Also included are studies about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia caused by plaque and tangled fibers in the brain.
In addition, neuroprotective herbs can help to protect nerve cells from damage and impairment of function.
Key herbs to help improve cognition and memory include: ginseng, ginkgo, coriander, gotu kola, peppermint, lavender, licorice, rosemary, sage, melissa, and petitgrain.
A review of research on 28 essential oils to with studies significant to Alzheimer’s disease is provided. From: Benny, A., & Thomas, J. (2019). Essential Oils as Treatment Strategy for Alzheimer ʼ s Disease: Current and Future Perspectives Authors.
Juniper berry extracts had a neuroprotective effect against Parkinson’s disease in vitro. From: Bais, S., Gill, N. S., & Kumar, N. (2015). Neuroprotective effect of Juniperus communis on chlorpromazine induced Parkinson disease in animal model. Chinese Journal of Biology, 2015.
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski