Traditional and Clinical Research on Ashwagandha for Memory and Neuroprotection

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In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system from India, Ashwagandha is revered as a top Rasayana, which are a special class of substances that promote longevity, happiness, and strengthen the mind and memory. The name Ashwagandha translates as ‘smell of horse’ and relates to the smell of ashwagandha root. Ingesting this herb is said to confer the strength and virility of a horse. (1)

It is said that use of Ashwagandha can be traced back as far as 3,000 years ago. ...

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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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