Monday, 8 February 2016

Home Remedies to Improve Memory

Home Remedies to Improve Memory

In everyday life, forgetting things must be a serious note for you. Forget to pick up the items from the stores; forget to take a necessary pill at day, forget to have something left in the car, etc. These all circumstances can get you in a big trouble and can mess whole of your work and schedule. Loss of memory is a general problem and every one youngster, old and children can be suffered with. Although from the age of childhood, it is necessary to have sharp memory as it will helpful for the entire life. Most probably the old people get into this frustrated situation.
How to Increase your Memory
With an increasing age factor, memory loss without any reason but some of the factors are there that are responsible to effect on your memory such as, improper sleep, depression and stress, poor diet, vitamins and minerals deficiency, overactive thyroid secretion, alcohol intake, smoking and other types of things hazards for your life and intake of certain medications.

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia are other issues that could be able to affect your memory. If you are puzzled with all these situations, you should definitely consult your doctor at your earliest. Doctor will first diagnose the problem then will start treatment and medications.

If you are going through minor problems including poor memory then you have an option to apply some home remedies along with changes in your lifestyle. The natural remedies for improving memory are as follows:

1.  Almonds

Almonds are meant to be very good for increasing your brain power as it is a complete treatment. It contains omega-3 fatty acids and rich in antioxidant that is the reason due to which you can boost your memory. On the other hand, almonds are also good for your eyes.
  • Take 10 almonds and soak then in water overnight.
  • Peel off the skin of almonds and grind them in the next morning.
  • In a small pan, add one glass of milk then boil almond powder in it.
  • Now for taste, add a little sugar.
  • Drink almond milk daily for 40 days.

2.  Rosemary

Another herb used for improving weak memory is rosemary. 2013 studies have shown in University of Northumbria that rosemary has a kind of aroma that directly affects to your memory and create a sharp sense and prospective memory (ability to remember something to do in the future).
  • In a cup of boiling water, add one tsp of rosemary and steep it for about five minutes.
  • Strain the solution and add little amount of honey in it for taste.
  • Drink it daily for few weeks.
  • You can also add some drops of rosemary oil to a room spray to breathe its aroma.

3.  Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)

Black seed is commonly called as “Kalonji” that is easily available at home. Kalonji is said to be a mind-sharpening energy. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. It also protects the sensory nerves.

The Journal of Ethnopharmacology has been stated that the patients suffering from weak memory should consume two 500 mg capsules prepared with pure ground seed powder.
  • In one-half tsp of ground black seeds, mix a little honey for taste.
  • Make a paste and eat this twice daily for few weeks.
  • Black seed supplement can also be taken after consulting your doctor.

4.  Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry is a popular herb and common name is “Amla”. Widely used in Ayurvedic medicines and so for sharpen the memory and protect the nervous system.

A study shown in Journal Physiology & Behavior in 2007 that a medicine is prepared named as Anwala churna which is used to improve the memory and control the Alzheimer’s disease. It also makes the immunity system strong as it has anti-oxidant and vitamin C present in it.
  • You would directly consume the three tsp of Anwala churna three times a day for few weeks.
  • Alternatively, you can prepare a mixture of one tsp of Indian gooseberry and honey.
  • Eat the mixture daily for few days.
Home Remedies to Improve Memory

5.  Brahmi

Brahmi is also an Ayurvedic herb which contains great benefits to the mental resources. It contains antioxidant and neuro-protective properties thus it works to restore the weaken memory to the greatly improved mental condition.

A study published in 2008 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine stated that brahmi, scientifically called as bacopa monnieri helps in lowering the stress and anxiety. There was a healthy individual of age 65 or above on whom the study was accompanied.
  • Extract the juice of brahmi leaves and consume its two tsp.
  • Drink this three times a day.
  • Another thing you can do is mix one-quarter tsp of brahmi powder in a cup of warm milk.
  • You can also add cardamom for taste then drink it twice daily.
  • Butter can also be added.
  • A supplementary herb is also taken of 300 mg daily after consulting the doctor.
  • Follow the remedy for few weeks.

6.  Fish Oil

Fish oil is very energetic as it contains pretentious substances such as omega-3 fatty acids and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish oil tends to improve your memory and also helps in the reduction of cognitive decline. It also lowers the chances of formation of brain plaques (a condition related to Alzheimer’s disease).
  • Fish oil supplements are best to take containing 600 mg DHA.
  • Consume it daily after consulting the doctor for proper dosage.
  • Include some edible fish in your diet like salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines.

7.  Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is also beneficial for reducing the side effects belonged to the dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It protects and nourish the brain cells to grow rapidly hence, improving the memory. It also provides healthy nature to your hair and skin.
  • Drink one tsp of organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil two times daily.
  • Add coconut oil in your baked foods, salads and smoothies.
how to improve your memory

8.  Cinnamon and Honey

Cinnamon and honey when combine together, it forms a protective shield against Alzheimer’s disease. It works to relief the nervous tension and improves memory to a great extent. It is a simple way to smell cinnamon sticks and honey as to increasing the memory powder and cognitive function.

Honey provides advantage while eating at night before going to bed as it increases the nocturnal metabolism. It promotes the sleeping function which is the most critical role in the association of memory.
  • Mix one tsp of raw honey and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Consume this mixture daily at night for at least few months.

9.  Asian Ginseng

Asian ginseng is a traditional medicine that has been introduced in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is advised to enhance the memory as scientists have already proved the benefits of this herb for memory-boosting prospective. You can also use it by mixing it with ginkgo biloba.

There is a proper way given for taking Asian ginseng. It can be taken in a cycling manner that take it for three weeks, take a break for three weeks then start again. For proper method of treatment, you must consult your doctor.

10.   Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is also a Chinese herb which is also used to stimulate the memory power and helps the brain function better works. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can also be controlled. According to the studies shown in the Journal Human Psychopharmacology, it has been proved that it is not useful in improving memory in healthy individuals.

Generally the dosage referred to taken as 40 mg for the patients suffering from dementia for three times a day, but still there is not a proper dosage is conducted. It is recommended for the healthy persons to take 120 to 600 mg per day for the improvement of cognitive function.

Consulting doctor would be best because it can interfere with other medications.

Additional Tips

  • Eat a balanced diet containing all the nutrients like vitamin A, B12, C, beta-carotene, folic acid, zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium.
  • Do not take healthy fats in your diet and replace it with the saturated fats.
  • Include herbs and spices in your diet like holy basil, turmeric and black pepper in your diet. It will boost up your memory. You can also prepare a herbal tea from these herbs.
  • Do some brain exercises such as solving puzzles or crossword.
  • Use mnemonic devices to remember the things better.
  • Do physical exercises on daily basis as to enhance blood circulation. It increases the oxygen to the brain and stimulates the function of nervous system.
  • Proper sleep will help your brain to work properly.

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