Here is a list of herbs for making it easier to move through your day with mental clarity. Chamomile is one of those herbs that’s great for stress and stress is one of the things that create the fog effect for the mind. Dandelion leaves are great for increasing brain neuro chemicals thus helping you to think more clearly. You can add them to your salad and they taste great! Ginkgo Biloba can increase blood supply to your brain and that makes it easier to think… and new studies have shown that it really does work. Yerba Mate is a good stimulate that will keep you alert and able to preform… and people in Central and South America drink Yerba Mate all day long. Ginseng boost concentration and also kicks up your energy level too… and it will also help you with your tests scores by helping you to think clearly. Basil is a good nerve aid and also helps you relax and let go of stress, thus helping you to think clearly. Then there’s rosemary that is also great as a tea helping you to concentrate. Gutu Kola boost concentration and memory… as does periwinkle, which has been used for treating dementia. Horsebalm has been used in the treatment of brain diseases too and can help with concentration. And good old peppermint seems to help relax and at the same time improve your memory and mood. Ashwagandha root and Bhringaraj powder that also work well for stress and for cognition. Then supplements like Soy Lecithin, Omega 3 Oils, and Coenzyme Q10 supplement also helps with cognition. That’s the short list!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist