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    Default Three Important Herbs for Boosting Memory

    Although most natural wholefoods contain properties that can help keep our minds in good shape,
    studies show that the three herbs listed below are particularly effective in this regard.

    Bacopa monnieri

    Bacopa monnieri, or brahmi, is a thick-leafed herb native to the wetlands of East and Southeast Asia, and is well-known for its brain-boosting properties. It is particularly venerated in Ayurvedic medicine, where it is regularly prescribed for numerous cognitive conditions such as brain fog, poor memory and concentration, and even depression.

    A large number of studies confirm that Bacopa is good for our minds. For example, a study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2012 found that it could "improve attention, cognitive processing, and working memory partly via the suppression of AChE activity." Another study, featured in Neuropsychopharmacology, discovered that Bacopa could improve memory and recall abilities.

    Like most brain-boosting foods, Bacopa monnieri can take a while to work. Taking 150 milligrams of it three times a day for a two-month period, for instance, will provide better results than taking the same amount of it over a one-month period.

    Ginkgo biloba

    There's a good reason why Ginkgo biloba supplements are one of the most popular herbal remedies in Europe and the United States: the leaves of this unique tree, which is one of the longest-living species in the world, is a fantastic mental aid. For example, a study published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology in 2014 showed that Ginkgo extracts could "improve working memory function in middle-aged individuals." (3) A study featured in the September 2013 edition of Toxicology and Industrial Health even found that Ginkgo, along with vitamin C, could correct mental deficits caused by chronic exposure to fluoride. (4)

    Taking between 240 and 600 milligrams of Ginkgo biloba up to three times a day is optimum for correcting memory-related issues. As with Bacopa, positive effects don't usually manifest immediately; give it at least a month.

    Gotu kola

    Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is a member of the parsley family that grows in the Himalayas. It was (and still is) used to treat countless medical conditions in India and China, including varicose veins, skin lesions, insomnia and blood circulation. However, like Bacopa and Ginkgo, gotu is best-known for its positive impact on our minds.

    For example, a study published in Ayu in 2013 found that gotu kola, along with other herbs within the Medhya rasayana group, are "quick in action and bring about improvement in memory faster when compared with Yogic practices." (5) A review published one year earlier also noted that gotu has neuroprotective properties and was reported to treat deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and oxidative stress. (6)

    Taking one or two 500 milligram capsules of gotu kola a day is a great way to boost our memory naturally and without side effects. Alternatively, gotu can be consumed in tea form. Its bitterness can be masked by adding some honey or lemon.

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    Right on, “druggy monkey”! I got all three in my diet. There is much more in my diet (partial list pertaining to brain):

    - lecithin
    - ginseng
    - bee pollen
    - amino acids
    - red wine, of course!

    As per Kwistser, he adds kangaroo urine to [yellow tail] Shiraz… sounds Muslim, not Christian or Jewish… BRRRRRRRRAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    Ion Saliu,
    Founder of Philosophy of Wine

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    High grade medicinal marijuana should be added to the list of herbs. The calming effects of the herb relaxes me when I play cards and I think I play well at poker and blackjack while buzzed. I enjoy toking on the most potent and strongest varieties of herbs, especially before I hit the poker tables, it seems like medicinal helps me concentrate better in cash games where I plan to sit and play for hours on end. It would be nice to see a weed bar open up near a casinos poker room. Sometimes when I sit down at the table I want the person on my left and right to think that I just stepped out of Cheech and Chongs car because the stench of the mean green is so strong. I want them to think that an easy player stoned out of his mind just sat down next to them while I contemplate how to extract their chips from them and with what two cards. I don't quite take that approach to blackjack as far as getting on the table at my highest, it depends on the potency. When it comes to a dexterity type of test involving memory and motor function such as the split or hit game it always seem like I posted my best scores when I was either very angry, or right after I had puffed on some medicinal herb/regular, or a combination of the both.
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