Category Archives: Brain

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus): Anxiolytic, Antidepressant and Sedative Herb

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a perennial herb that is also sometimes called cymbopogon, barbed wire grass, silky heads, fever grass and citronella grass. Lemon grass belongs to the grass family of plants. Structurally, lemongrass has long leaves up to a … Continue reading

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Does Drinking Water Make You Clever and Happy?

Most people are aware that animals and humans are mostly water. The tissues of animals and humans are bathed in a salty sugary liquid that is pivotal to the survival of the surrounding cells. Physical and mental performance declines quickly … Continue reading

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Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Cognitive Enhancer?

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a general health tonic and anti-stress agent. Adaptogenic herbs are particularly useful as they allow the physiological functions of the consumer to be balanced during periods of … Continue reading

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Mushrooms as a Source of Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan

The indoleamines are are group of neurotransmitters synthesised from the dietary amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that can only be obtained from the diet. The important human indoleamines include serotonin, 5-hydroxytryptophan and melatonin. Dietary tryptophan is … Continue reading

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Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Cognitive Enhancer

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is a perennial plant found throughout the World. Brahmi belongs to the Plantaginaceae family of plants, also called the plantain family. Common names for Bacopa monniera include bacopa, water hyssop, herb of grace and indian pennywort. The … Continue reading

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Drink Water to Improve Mood and Memory

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Saffron: Effective Against Depression?

Saffron is a spice produced from the dried stigma of the blossom of the Crocus sativus plant. Saffron is a very expensive spice that is used traditionally in cooking. Medicinally, saffron has also been used for its ability to treat … Continue reading

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Panax Ginseng: Effects in Humans

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Adaptogenic Herbs

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The Benefits of Good Childhood Nutrition

Undernutrition is a serious problem in the Third World. In most developing countries, child poverty is a real concern and it is estimated that around 200 million children under the age of 5 years living in Asia and Africa fail … Continue reading

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