The Ayurvedic Secret That Will Skyrocket Your Mental Health 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Discover ancient Ayurvedic techniques for boosting mental health. Explore natural methods to enhance cognitive function and elevate mood. 

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1. Dark Chocolates and Berries 

Dark chocolates, low in sugar, are rich in cocoa containing flavonoids that support cognitive health. Berries are recommended for their positive impact on cognitive well-being. 

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2. Seeds and Nuts 

Sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts are natural brain boosters. Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in nuts can help delay cognitive decline. Nuts can also aid learning capability, particularly during exams. 

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3. Whole Grains 

Whole grains are a source of Vitamin E and antioxidants crucial for cognitive health. A fibre-rich diet involving whole grains can increase energy levels and enthusiasm. 

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4. Reducing Sugar Intake 

The relationship with sugar was explored: its effects and alternatives. The Ayurvedic approach suggests natural alternatives like jaggery, dates, and honey. 

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5. Engaging in Brain Games 

Brain games such as sudoku, chess, and crossword puzzles maintain mental activity. Early cognitive development in children under 10 can benefit from these games. 

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6. Ashwagandha  

Ashwagandha, an adaptogen herb, regulates cortisol and aids stress management. Its potential to strengthen mental faculties and improve sleep is highlighted. 

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7. Brahmi 

Brahmi, an herb with a historical reputation for cognitive support. Enhancing focus, grasping power, and memory is associated with Brahmi. 

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8. Shankhapushpi 

Shankhapushpi is recommended by Ayurveda for stress management and progressive thinking. It has been popular among students to support intelligence, concentration, and memory. 

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9. Yoga 

Yoga, an ancient practice, contributes to memory enhancement. Specific asanas like Lotus Pose and Shoulder Stand Pose stimulate the brain. 

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10. Meditation and Pranayama 

Meditation and pranayama techniques are powerful tools for reducing stress and enhancing memory. Calming the mind and increasing focus are key benefits. 

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11. Adequate Sleep 

Sleep is essential for memory consolidation and brain function. Lack of sleep negatively impacts memory and cognitive abilities. 

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12. Managing Stress 

Chronic stress can impair memory and cognitive function. Ayurvedic remedies like yoga, meditation, and herbs are recommended for stress reduction. 

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13. Practice Mindfulness 

Mindfulness, an Ayurvedic practice, involves being present without judgement. Incorporating mindfulness reduces stress, increases focus, and improves memory. 

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