1. Centella (or Gotu Kola)
While this herb is said to boost brain power in general, Centella is also considered to be an adaptogen, which means it lowers stress level. Stress triggers the body to release the hormone, cortisol, which can have detrimental effects on our health.
2. Reishi Mushroom
Reishi mushrooms are a powerful adaptogen and have been prized for thousands of years throughout Asia for their ability to bring calm and help concentration.
3. Gingko Biloba
This herb actually helps to regenerate brain cells. While the research isn’t conclusive, numerous studies have found this herb to be beneficial for improving memory and adding intellectual zeal.
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Ginseng is said to improve cognitive function and abilities. Ginseng is also great as an alternative to synthetic medications (like those prescribed for ADHD or ADD). It is also known to possess compounds that help protect us from radiation.
5. Acorus Root
Also known as Shi Chang Pu in Chinese herbology, this herb transforms “dampness” in the body – a way of describing poor fluid metabolism and mucus accumulation. It works well for people suffering from a heavy head and a cloudy mind.
6. Acupuncture or Tui Na
Local TCM practitioners are generally cautious about using acupuncture on young children and would typically not recommend it as children are fearful of needles. However, paediatric tui na or massage therapy is sometimes used to supplement TCM treatments for children as young as six months old.
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