Traditional and Clinical Research on Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health

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Lion’s mane mushroom has been used in Japan and China for centuries as both a food and tea. It actually has a delicious flavor when cooked, somewhat reminiscent of lobster. In both of these countries lion’s mane is known as a tonic for the brain, nervous system, and digestive system.

In Japan it is known as Yamabushitake, which translates as “those who sleep in the mountains.” This is a reference to a sect of hermit monks known as the Shugendo who practice ...

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Traditional and Clinical Research on Bacopa for Memory and Cognitive Support

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The rich and ancient tradition of Ayurveda from India has revered Bacopa as a rasayana (a substance that enhances health, longevity, and strengthens the mind) for around the last 2,300 years. During the third century BCE Bacopa was mentioned in an Ayurvedic treatise called the Charaka Samhita and described it’s medicinal and health benefits.

Bacopa is commonly called Brahmi in Ayurvedic medicine which means to expand consciousness. In this system it is known to be effective for psychological disorders including poor memory and focus. This is particularly interesting as modern ...

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