Memory is the process of processing every information available and storing it for short-term or long-term use. This helps us remember things from the past and use it for future reference.
In simple words, memory makes us what we are. It tells us what we are, who we are, and anything and everything from our lives.
Despite this, we usually hear people complaining of low memory. Phrases like “I forget things easily”, “My child has low memory” “My low memory makes me forget names and places” “I get low grades as I forgot my subject” etc are very commonly heard around us. People usually complain of low memory issues owing to their daily routine stress and hectic schedules.
There are many students who cannot retain for long. They forget easily due to their low memory, lack of concentration or low retention power. Many women complain of loss of memory due to their life and work issues. They usually complain of stressful life resulting in loss of memory.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LOW MEMORY?
There can be a variety of reasons that can be attributed to low memory. It could be related to your genes or to some medical disorders.
Here are some of the common related causes:
- Regular intake of alcohol
- Low supply of oxygen to the brain
- Defect in brain growth
- Infection in the brain
- Medication side effects
- Injury to the brain
- Nutritional deficiency
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LOW MEMORY?
There are some very basic symptoms for low memory diagnosis. These symptoms could be so general that many of us could relate to them at some point of our lives. The problems become serious when we face such issues for a longer time.
Some common symptoms are:
- Forgetting names
- Forgetting roads and places
- Difficulty to recall things
- Difficulty in studies
- Forgetting course in exams
- Difficulty to recall incidents
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IMPROVE MEMORY?
Ayurvedic system of medicine is an ancient Indian system of medicine that uses the inherent power of herbs to help diseases in a natural and healthy way. We in Ayurveda believe that the body is controlled by three different energies which are Vada, Pitta, and Kappha. These energies maintain the balance in our bodies and any imbalance in these energies may disorient the body system.
In cases of low memory, the body energies are imbalanced that make the person’s brain and body system lack coordination and the person becomes weak in retaining things and forgets easily. He has lack of concentration and low intellect. Ayurveda has wonderful herbs that help such cases in a natural way.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IMPROVE CASES OF LOW MEMORY
BACOPA MONNEIRI (BRAHMI)
The Brahmi herb is famous for its magnificent properties. A few of its astonishing effects have been proved on conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It is used by physicians for stress, post-natal depression, anxiety, ADD and epilepsy. It is a major product of many a memory tonics. Stress, anxiety, menstrual disturbances, hair loss and fatigue are a few conditions where the herb has shown positive effects. These anti-oxidants remove the toxins from the body nourishes the blood cells. Another wonderful action of the herb is on the nervous system wherein it works to increase the coordination between the nervous system components thereby increasing the brain functioning.
It is therefore used as a brain tonic. For its action on controlling the anxiety of the nervous system the Ayurvedic herb is used as a tranquilizer. The actions of the Brahmi herb over the brain area make it a wonderful tonic to help enhance the mental capabilities of the individual. It affects both the short and the long-term memory. It promotes a relaxed state of mind and nerves, spreading calmness. It takes care of the emotional disturbances; tension caused headaches, feeling of anxiety and depression. The herbal product is highly recommended for people suffering from ADD as it helps them analyze clearly. Brahmi is an essential ingredient of Memory support capsules and Medhya churna.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The herb Ashwagandha is believed to possess naturally rejuvenating properties to the body. All such medical issues related to fatigue, stress and weakness are beautifully relieved using this herb. Ashwagandha capsules are a pure Ayurvedic formulation that contains the concentrated properties of the raw herb in a small capsule to enrich the body. This capsule has worked well in cases of impotency, stress, constipation, rheumatism and many more chronic ailments. This multi-effect herbal capsule all helps reduce stress induced neurological disorders. As we all know stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weaknesses are all outcomes of unhealthy lifestyle and may result into various chronic heart and neurological diseases. To prevent such diseased state regular intake of Ayurvedic Ashwagandha capsules is a perfect solution. It is a good antioxidant. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties. Ashwagandha ayurvedic herb helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from the above, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and long lasting erections. It is a wonderful herb used in MEMORY SUPPORT CAPSULES AND MEDHYA CHURNA.
ACORUS CALAMUS (VACHA)
In Sanskrit ‘vacha’ literally means ‘speaking’; that relates to its wonderful anti-stammering properties. Ayurvedic physicians believe that this herb alleviates Vada and kapha (kinetic and potential energies) but aggravates the pitta (thermal energy). The Indian Ayurvedic system uses it as a nerve tonic. The magical root of this herb has a reliever action over many mental disorders. Commonly known as ‘sweet flag’ it can relieve speech disorders, enhance speaking abilities and coordination, also working on the memory of the person. The regular intake has proved to increase and improve memory. Apart from these, other areas of its function are the digestive disorders and urinary dysfunctions. It has a mild sedative action and can be used for hysteria and epilepsy too. Vacha is used to prepare Medhya churna.
CONVOLVULUS PLURICAULIS (SHANKHPUSHPI)
A common Indian drug used by parents to help increase their child’s memory, retention power and concentration. This herb has the potential to increase the retention power as well as increase the remembering capacity of the brain. It works miraculously to relieve stress and anxiety. Physicians use it to relieve nervous disorders, mental disorders, problem of insomnia and fatigue-both mental and physical. It is used to prepare MEDHYA CHURNA.
GYLCERRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE)
It is an excellent herb for memory and intelligence. The ancient Ayurvedic authority CHARAKA (1500 B.C) named it as the ‘MEDHYA DRAVA’; which means it is a wonderful herb for memory and intellect. It is commonly called the ‘sweet root’ and it has a compound that is 50 times sweeter than sugar. The Chinese use it extensively as a drug for mental and physical vigor. The modern researchers have found excellent anti-ulcer and anti-depressant properties in this herb. Along with these, certain wonderful effects this herb has on the eyesight, cold, eczema, cankers and gastric ulcers. Licorice is a part of the product MEMORY SUPPORT CAPSULES.
INDIAN PENNYWORT (GOTU KOLA)
Gotu kola herb is well known for increasing memory and concentration. The herb is a nutrient rich herb that usually grows in marshes. It covers lack of concentration and prevents nervous exhaustion. The herb feeds the nervous system. It is rich in vitamin A, B, E and K. We at planet Ayurveda prepare GOTU KOLA CAPSULES using this herb.