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Botanicals Offer Options to Support Brain Function and Cognitive Health

Many botanical medicines are used to enhance cognitive function, concentration, and memory. The author reviews several substantial scientific and traditional support. Curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) has been tried in healthy adults to prevent cognitive decline and in those with dementia and cognitive impairment (CI). In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (RCT), 57 community-dwelling elders who took curcumin

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Bacopa: Therapeutic Potential for Alzheimer’s Disease?

In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) is called brahmi and used as a brain tonic to enhance cognitive function and prevent memory loss. Bacopa monnieri extract (BME) has antioxidant and neuroprotective properties and, in clinical studies, has been found to improve aspects of cognitive function and memory in both healthy participants and patients with cognitive impairments. The purpose of this literature

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Brazilian Green Propolis Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly People Living at High Altitude

Microglial-mediated neuroinflammation, systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress are key contributors to the cognitive decline in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Living at a high altitude exposes people to a hypoxic environment, resulting in increased oxidative stress and greater risk of cognitive decline. Propolis is produced by honey bees mixing plant resins collected from the local flora with

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12 Potential Health Benefits Of Eleuthero

Eleuthero is a plant that has been traditionally used as an immune system booster and a general stimulant. Sometimes known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is native to Japan, northern China, southeastern Russia, South Korea, and North Korea. What is Eleuthero? There is evidence that eleuthero was first used as an herbal remedy in China some 2,000 years ago. The plant is

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