The inability to focus has become a major epidemic these days. Adults and most kids are testing positive for attention deficit disorders ( AD, ADHD, PSD) and being medicated with Methylphenidate. Adults are taking pills for memory loss and drinking liquid caffeine to keep artificially alert throughout the day. Mostly these chemicals are not working or often are producing side effects.
Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional Indian system of medicine with over 3000 years of practical success. It aims to preserve health and wellness by keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance and preventing disease rather than treating it. To do so, it employs a holistic approach that combines diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes (1Trusted Source).
Ayurvedic herbs and spices are also an important component of this approach. They’re thought to protect your body from disease and offer a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion and mental health.
Best of all, it’s a natural system, that changes the body’s chemistry instead of disrupting it.
This system does not relies on chemicals agents or sugary potions to keep you focused and energized, it does it by offering something more sustainable and better for our bodies.
First, we must know that herbs do not work as pills do. The best way to make use of herbal remedies is by using them constantly as a part of everyday life. If a problem already exists, typically high, regular doses of helpful herbs will help to begin treatment and neutralize the issue, then the plant should be incorporated into daily life.
For many people;e herbs are considered safe since they are natural, but concentrated use should only be done with proper research or professional assistance. We need to learn about the herb and how to use it, it is better as food or dring and if concentrated we do it responsibly. The less processed, the better.
For concentration and memory, many helpful herbs are out there to try. Ginkgo biloba, kava kava, Brahmi, ginseng, and Gotu Kola are the best however not many people know them outside the herbal circles. We have more recognizable remedies like rosemary, peppermint, and basil help as well.
Feed Your Brain
Most doctors are undertrained on the nutrition aspects necessary for a healthy body. The focus has all been on western medicine, which, unfortunately for the patients results in more and more need for more medicine.
For our brains to stay sharp, we need to provide our bodies with natural nutrients. Start with whole grains that supply slow-release energy to keep you going throughout the day, physically and mentally.
Some of the best natural plant-based brainpower boosters are: blueberries (to prevent short-term memory loss), Omega-3 fatty acids like those found in flaxseed and pumpkin seeds are imperative for healthy brain function, and there are many others: tomatoes (lycopene to prevent dementia), blackcurrants (vitamin C for sharpness), broccoli (vitamin K for cognitive power), and nuts (vitamin E to prevent mental decline).
Practice Mindful Exercises
As our body needs physical activity to keep muscle reaction, and strength, mental prowess requires practice and maintenance. We aren’t born knowing how to multiply or speak a second language (or any language actual), so to keep the mind limber and updated, we’ve got to exercise it.
Today brain exercises are fun activities such as crosswords, puzzles, sudoku, or even reading keeps the brain’s stamina up, just like a treadmill or stationary bike might. Learning new skills, like how to play a musical instrument, is also good.
Equally as important are high-impact brain games where time and accuracy are a factor. Board games can help: Catan, Chess, Monopoly, Go are all great, fast-paced mind stimulators. If you don’t have friends at that moment you can always go online and play with Luminosity.
Physical exercise (at least 30 minutes per day) does the brain well as well. As does water. As does 8 hours sleep.