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Ginkgo Biloba – Gingko is used in various herbal traditions to treat Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, depression, Attention deficit disorder, cancer, cataracts, floaters, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, impotence, diminished sexual drive, intermittent claudication, heart attack, stroke, tinnitus and multiple sclerosis. “The herb ginkgo may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities that make it useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. It may also help neurotransmitters in the brain work properly”. (James A. Duke, Healing Foods p. 269)
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) – Indian herb use to restore concentration and memory. Gotu Kola is traditional used for, poor memory, head trauma, mental fatigue, fevers and to increase fertility, poor digestion, rheumatism, dysentery, fevers, abdominal disorders, poor venous circulation, asthma and bronchitis. It is also used for various skin disorder including leprosy, skin ulcers and other skin problems.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Traditional this herb is use to increase stamina, strength, sperm count, sexual weakness in men and general weakness. Various traditions use Ashwagandha to treat diseases such as syphilis, typhoid fever, diarrhea, lack of libido, various infections, asthma, rheumatism, ulcers, fevers, arthritis and dyspepsia. Modern uses include “nervine and adaptogenic functions, Ashwagandha is very effective for anxiety, fatigue, cloudy thinking, stress-induced insomnia, and neurasthenia (Nervous Exhaustion)”. (Adaptogens by D. Winston & S. Maimes, p. 140)
Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus laevigata) – Hawthorn has high levels of flavonoid, which are antioxidants linked to lower blood pressure. “Hawthorn is used today to treat angina and coronary artery disease. It improves heart function and is useful for mild congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeat… Combined with Ginkgo hawthorn is used to enhance poor memory. It works by improving the circulation of blood within the head, thereby increasing the amount of oxygen to the brain”. (Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, Andrew Chevallier p. 90)
Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi) – Is use to treat Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit disorder (ADD), memory problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety disorder, stress and irritable bowel syndrome. “Of all Indian herbal therapies, brahmi has been established as a powerful nerve and brain tonic. It is the main revitalizing herb for nerves and the brain cells. It has a reputation for increasing intelligence, longevity, and circulation in the brain, improving both short-term and long-term memory, and decreasing senility and aging”. (Prescription for Herbal Healing, Phyllis A. Balch p. 35)
Schizandra Chinensis Berries – Compound in Schizandra helps to “relieve emotional and physical depression and reverse depression of the central nervous system”. Schizandra, “balance body functions, improve mental function, increase stamina and physical performance, normalize blood sugar and blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol, improve the health of the adrenal glands, and energize RNA and DNA molecules to rebuild cells”. (Prescription for Herbal Healing, Phyllis A. Balch p. 121)