Herbs

Traditional and Clinical Research on the Bacopa Dose for Brain Support

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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Ashwagandha Powder Dosage for Cognitive Support

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 ...

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Rhodiola Root Extract Benefits and How to Make Rhodiola Rosea Tea

Use of rhodiola root has a long and storied history in China, Tibet, Russia, and Scandinavia. In these countries it has been used for a range of conditions such as stress-induced depression, anxiety, fatigue, anaemia, impotence, infections (including colds and influenza), cancer, nervous system disorders, and headaches. (1)

It is also regarded as a tonic and stimulant, used to increase physical endurance, stress resistance, attention span, memory and work productivity, and resistance to high altitude sickness. (2) Pretty impressive for a single herb!

The amount ...

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Benefits of Wildcrafted Herbs and Foods

Wildcrafted herbs and foods are those that are found in nature untouched by human hands in their growth process. For instance, wild dandelion greens, nettles, grasses, mushrooms, berries, nuts, and non-domesticated animals such as fish, bison, and other wild game.

Teaching your clients about the benefits of wild herbs and foods (and encouraging them to purchase and forage/hunt their own) is an essential component of a natural health consultation because it helps them to deeply connect with an ecocentric perspective (ecological ...

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