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4 of the Best Herbal Remedies that Aid Mental Health

>> Apr 27, 2016



Mental health is very volatile. There are so many things that can affect the health of your mental capacities. When someone talks of mental health, the first thing that comes to mind is the brain and its functions being affected. This might be true but it is not always the brain which is affected. Mental health encompasses very many areas including the central nervous systems (brain and spinal cord), cognitive abilities, emotional issues, personality issues and so much more.

A psychologist is the best practitioner to consult when you are having mental health issues. They work to handle such issues. Treating mental health problems is not all that difficult by the way. There are some simple things that can be done to make your health so much better. Stress is a common example of mental health issues. It affects the functioning of the nerves and their cells- the neurons. The chemicals involved in transmission of chemical messages are also affected greatly. To restore balance in the body, psychologists develop therapeutic interventions, which sometimes involve the use of herbal remedies.

Herbs for the head

As professional psychologists might not prescribe to you the herbal remedies, they may suggest their use. There is a world of difference between the two. You might choose to use herbal medication or not. Herbal remedies are natural and very beneficial because they help the body to restore its own balance and improve functionality. Here are some of the best herbs that improve mental functioning:

1.   Bacopa
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It is also known as Brahmi. Bacopa is fantastic when it comes to reduction of stress, improvement of memory and supporting cognitive function. It has been shown to reduce the levels of the stress hormone known as cortisol. Research studies speculate that it can support physical health of the brain cells and thus prevent age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s.

2.   Mulungu bark
The bark of the mulungu has been used for centuries to calm the nerves, aid sleep and improve mood. It is indigenous to Central and South America. One of the active alkaloids that are in this herb is erythravine, which can help in reduction of anxiety and improve brain function. It also has antioxidants that have been proven to support healthier brain cells and cardiovascular health.

3.   RhodiolaRosea
Rosin and salidroside are the two main compounds in this herb. They have been proven to play a role in the health of the brain. Salidroside is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps the brain cells develop healthily but also the cardiovascular system. Rosin on the other hand has anti-inflammatory properties that keep the neural cells safe from inflammation and also protects against neurotoxicity.

4.   Passionflower 
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If you want to sleep restfully, this herb is highly recommended. It is one of the most popular traditional sedatives. It has been used to aid sleep for ages. It is also great for alleviating anxiety, which is often the cause for lack of sleep. Without a good night’s rest memory, attention, perception and generally mental acuity are greatly degraded.

Author bio
Erick Newton is a blogger who has a strong interesting herbal medicine. His blog is a comprehensive source of information regarding various herbal remedies. Whether you want to know about kratom effects or you the best place to buy such an herb, he is the person to get in touch with. 

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