Brain Support Powder Blend
Three herbs to support cognitive health "as we age".
Neutral, mixes well with anything
Brahmi aerial parts, Ginkgo leaves, Gotu Gola leaves
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS
Brahmi - used in traditional Indian medicine for over 3,000 years! Research on the brahmi plant
identified 2 active molecules: Bacoside A that assists in the release of nitric oxide allowing
relaxation of the aorta and veins and blood to flow more smoothly through the body and aids
circulation; and Bacoside B, a protein valued for nourishing nerve cells in the brain.
Studies have shown that the nitric oxide in brahmi has an extremely positive effect on learning and memory recall.
That's probably more details than you wanted - can you tell I think it's a fascinating plant!
Ginkgo - Yes, this is a tree that grows commonly all over Northfield. Did you know it is one of the oldest living tree species? Did you know it's leaves, when turning yellow in the fall, are reputed to be a brain booster against memory deterioration?
Did you know you could simply gather the leaves yourself and make a powerful tea and dry them for use year round?
Did you know this is one of the most researched healing plants so I could go on and on? But I won't.
Do some research and be amazed. And harvest some yourself next fall!
Gotu Kola - Well known in Ayurvedic medicine as an herb and food that increases mental capacity and counteracts aging, particularly in the brain. In other words, gotu kola is a brain revitalizer.
I grow this in the you-pick garden, bringing the plant indoors in the winter and munching off of it occasionally.
DIRECTIONS AND TIPS
Add ¼-½ teaspoon to 8 ounces hot water or warmed milk, let steep a few minutes, and drink up!
To get the nutritional benefits from the entire herbs, stir occasionally while drinking your beverage, or add any residual powder in the bottom of your mug to whatever you might be eating.
Add to any beverage for an herbal boost
Add to a nut butter for a tasty dip
Add to smoothies, oatmeal, soups... use your imagination!
LUANN'S THOUGHTS ABOUT "BRAIN SUPPORT POWDER BLEND"
(Not based on any fancy studies - just my observations from using it)
- Brahmi, Ginkgo, and Gotu Kola are three brain support powerhouse herbs (in my opinion). Thus, this blend.
- Cool fact - you can grow Brahmi and Gotu Kola in pots or in the ground. They are not winter hardy, so need to be wintered over inside. Both can be used as salad greens, also.
- Easy tip - eat 1-2 gotu kola leaves daily to increase mental concentration while providing a calm sense of relaxation.
- This is one that I commonly use by adding a pinch to my water bottle to sip on through the day.