Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi)
Brahmi has been used traditionally for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine to assist with memory, learning and concentration. It is known in Ayurvedic medicine as a Medhya Rasayana herb – used for rejuvenating the mind and intellect. Bacopa monnieri is also known as water hyssop, and by the Sanskrit name Brahmi which means ‘expands consciousness’. It has antioxidant properties and may also help reduce mild anxiety.
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Ashwagandha has a tradition of use in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a Rasayana herb – a rejuvenating tonic to help maintain stamina, strength and vitality. Known as winter cherry and Indian ginseng, Withania grows naturally in India and Nepal. Withania somnifera has also been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine as a nerve tonic for nervous exhaustion, especially due to stress. It is also used traditionally as a mild sedative and for debility and convalescence.
Schisandra chinensis (Schisandra)
Schisandra has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The name Schisandra chinensis in Chinese (Wu Wei Zi) means five taste fruit, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine the five tastes are sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty.
Mild anxiety and nervous tension
There are many stressors in today’s society than can lead to mild anxiety and nervous tension. Relationships, work and money are all common triggers for stress. The herbs Withania somnifera and Bacopa monnieri in Memax Plus are used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine as nerve tonics. Withania is known in Western herbal medicine as an adaptogen, a herb that assists the body’s natural ability to resist stressors.
Bacopa may assist in the management of mild anxiety, and may help to reduce the effects of mild anxiety and nervous tension. The mild sedative action of Schisandra chinensis and Withania somnifera work together with Bacopa monnieri and may help to reduce the effects of mild anxiety and nervous tension.
Cognitive function is the ability of a person to process thoughts. Cognition refers to mental processes such as attention, memory, speech, decision making and perception. Herbs that are used as memory tonics may help to maintain healthy cognitive function. Withania somnifera and Bacopa monnieri are traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as memory tonics. These herbs are traditionally used to support healthy cognitive function