The Forbidden Ayurvedic Herb That Boosts Brain Power 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

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


Conscious communication's significance in yoga, energy transmission through chakras, nervous system, and words, Ayurvedic herbs' role in enhancing brain power. 

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1. Calamus: A Herb for the Mind 

Calamus root's meditation and yogic importance, prohibition of internal consumption in the US, topical uses: dry powder, paste, herbalized oil. 

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Historical Usage of Calamus 

Ancient utilisation by yogis and seers, stimulation of self-expression and intelligence, benefits in promoting a healthy brain, sharpening memory, and enhancing awareness. 

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2. Bacopa: The Brain Protector 

Bacopa's brain cell protection, enhancement of learning and memory-related brain chemicals, traditional role in chakra clarification and stress reduction. 

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Bacopa's Cognitive Benefits 

Addressing memory issues, cognitive difficulties, and anxiety, improving focus and attention, endorsed by Doctors for chronic fatigue and attention disorders. 

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3. Shankhpushpi: Memory Booster 

Unique ability to enhance memory and brain function, neuroprotective elements preventing memory loss, improved cognitive abilities, reasoning, and problem-solving. 

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Flavonoids and Antioxidants in Shankhpushpi 

Components improving memory, focus, and calmness, combating mental fatigue and increasing alertness, holistic enhancement of cognitive function. 

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4. Gotu Kola: The Energy Boost 

Brain-supportive properties of Gotu Kola, clarification of caffeine misconception, energy-boosting effects compared to elephants' longevity. 

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Traditional Uses of Gotu Kola 

Addressing mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, belief in longevity promotion, modern research confirming neuroregenerative capacity. 

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5. Guggulu: Antioxidant Powerhouse 

Guggulu's antioxidant value and defence against oxidative stress, prevention of cell damage and premature ageing, introduced to the Western world. 

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Versatility of Guggulu 

Addressing cardiovascular issues and inflammation, multi-purpose usage for brain health and overall well-being, relevance of ancient herbs in contemporary context. 

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