The best ayurvedic medicine for memory booster is Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is an ayurvedic medicine used in India to treat all body conditions. It contains medicinal properties, which are beneficial to the brain and nervous system. It prevents the accumulation of tannic acid, a compound that accumulates in the brain and neck arteries, resulting in stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD).
Brahmi Tablet is used to improve memory in people of all ages. In most of the studies on memory enhancing effects of this herbal medicine, the Bacopa herb was used as the main active ingredient. The Brahmi plant is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) which is native to northern India and China. It has been used for thousands of years in the east for memory improving. It has antispasmodic, diuretic, stimulant, sedative, stomachic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The memory enhancing potency of Brahmi is due to the Brahmi compounds. Brahmi contains phytochemicals that have strong hypnotic, sedative, and tonic effects. These effects are due to the compounds present in the plant, which act on the five nerve centres in the brain. Memory enhancing herbs contain similar compounds.
One of the most effective of these medicines containing the phytochemicals is Brahmi. A simple way of using Brahmi in daily life is to take three capsules (four grams) in a glass of water or any other drink. For maximum effect, it is recommended that the dose be taken at least half an hour before going to sleep at night. This method has been used in Ayurveda since centuries. The memory booster is not habit forming; however, it does not have side effects if taken as recommended.
Some other popular herbs that have been used in Ayurvedic formulations for the purpose of memory improvement are: Brahmi, Jatamansi, Shankhpushpi, Mandukparni, Vacha, Kuchla, Jaiphal-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Lashunadi-Guggulu, Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha, Saarivadi-Churna, Abhrak-Bhasma, Guduchi, Rasna, Tandullya, Chandan (Santalum album), Khurasani ova (Hyoscyamus Niger), Vishwa (Zinziber officinalis), Naagbala (Glycerrhiza glabra), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) and Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri).
A large number of medicines like Brahmi, Jatamansi, Shankhpushpi, Mandukparni, Vacha, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Rasna, Lashunadi-Guggulu, Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha, Manjishtha and Makar-Dhwaj can be used for promoting good blood circulation, energy levels and vigor. Herbal medicines like Brahmi, Jatamansi, Shankhpushpi, Vacha, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu and Rasna are used to improve memory. A special procedure called ‘Pizichil’ is believed to work in this condition. However, more studies are required to confirm this.
Medicines like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Abhrak-Bhasma and Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras are used to improve the flow of blood to all the parts of the body, thereby improving circulation. Suvarna-Malini-Vasant and Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras also help improve the efficiency of the brain cells. Medicines like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) have anti-oxidant effects.
Ayurvedic medicines can also be used to prevent loss of memory. Medicines like Laxadi Guggulu, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Kuchla (Strychnos nuxvomica) and Tagar (Valeriana wallichii) are used to prevent memory loss or to improve the memory. Medicines like Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Musta (Cyperus rotundus) and Kutki can also help prevent loss of memory. In order to improve the blood flow to the brain and the functioning of the nervous system, medicines like Brahmi, Jatamansi and Ashwagandha are used. Herbal medicines which can be used to prevent memory loss include Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina), Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Khurasani ova (Hyoscyamus Niger). The most important thing to be remembered is that all medicines should be taken under the guidance of an experienced physician.