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Ayurvedic Herbs for Mental Clarity and Concentration

Bacopa Extract, 2 oz.

Bacopa is an aquatic plant and the primary herb in many Ayurvedic formulas used to improve memory and/or concentration. Bacopa has traditionally been regarded as an aid to learning, retention, and clarity. It also has a reputation as the herb of choice for epileptic disorders and is one of the favored herbs for anxiety. Like many rasayana herbs, it is an antioxidant. It is also antiparasitic and improves gastrointestinal health, including ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Bacopa is very safe. In Sri Lanka, it is administered to babies from about eight months of age to purify the blood and to clear parasites and eczema.

30 drops 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:1 extract of organically grown Bacopa monnieri in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $

Brahmi Elixir, 4 oz.

This formula was developed by Ingrid Naiman to promote removal of the obstacles to higher consciousness. It contains tamarind to help remove the damage caused by fluoride, the two "Brahmis", Gotu Kola and Bacopa, to aid memory, concentration, and acuity, boswellia to relieve edema in the brain as well as parasites, ashwagandha for neuroregeneration and stamina, and guduchi for detoxification and longevity. It is a true honey elixir with the finest quality Ayurvedic herbs available today.

Ingredients: Proprietary blend of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) aerial parts, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root, Nira-Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri aerial parts), Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) fruit, Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) fruit, Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) resin, Amla (Emblica officinalis) fruit, and honey in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $

Ayurvedic Herbal Brain Tonic

Brain Tonic, 60 capsules

The herbs in this new Vadik Herbs formula are traditionally used in Ayurveda to stimulate and revitalize the brain and improve memory, clarity, vision, and mental agility. Like many Ayurvedic formulas, it achieves this goal partly by aiding metabolism.

Ingredients: standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shank Pushpi (Evolves alsonoides), Climbing staff tree (Celastrus paniculatus).

Vadik Herbs, $

Gotu Kola Extract, 2 oz.

Brahmi supports the mind and nervous system, helping to improve memory and sustain intellectual effort. The leaves are considered to be very sattvic, i.e., pure as opposed to dull or stimulating. Gotu kola aids restful sleep and is a natural blood purifier. It was used by Machamuni Siddhar for his kalpa. In a way, brahmi is tridoshic because it reduces excess vata in the mind, is cooling to pitta, and decongesting to kapha.

For essay on Gotu Kola, click here.

30 drops 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: organically grown Centella asiatica aerial parts in Organic Alcohol, Distilled Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $

Healthy Pitta

Healthy Pitta, 90 tablets

This formula is intended for use by those with temporary or longer-term excess pitta. It is used to cool and calm the mind and liver.

Special notes: Ayurveda teaches that pitta tends to be stronger during the time roughly from puberty to middle age, the time when responsibilities and the demanding rajasic activities of the world are felt most strongly. To remain calm and centered, cooling and nourishing herbs are used to reduce toxicity and replenish depleted systems of the body.

Ingredients: Brahmi leaf (Centella asiatica)*, Bhringaraj leaf (Eclipta alba)*, Guduchi stem (Tinospora cordifolia)*, Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus)*, Manjista root (Rubia cordifolia)*, Bhumyamalaki herb (Phyllanthus fraternus)*, Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare)*.

Banyan Botanicals, $

Kapi Kacchu, organic, 100 vegicaps

This very powerful herb from the legume family has been part of Ayurvedic rejuvenative medicine for thousands of years. It is also an ingredient in many formulas for vata derangements that affect the neuromuscular system as well as libido. It has been studied intensely for its capacity to increase dopamine activity. It is popular among people studying lucid dreaming, but depending on the process used to make the herb, the levodopa may or may not have been leeched out prior to packaging.

Ingredients: certified organic Mucuna pruriens in vegetarian capsules.

Vadik Herbs, $

Mental Clarity - Ayurvedic Herbal Formula

Mental Clarity, 90 tablets, 500 mg.

This formula supports all aspects of mental performance: clarity, concentration, perceptivity, and memory. It helps counteract excess vata problems such as distraction, confusion, and forgetfulness. For students who are mentally exhausted, it can be used in conjunction with Ashwagandha.

Ingredients: Brahmi leaf, Hydrocotyle asiatica; Herpestis herb, Bacopa monniera; Bhringaraj leaf, Eclipta alba; Jatamansi root, Nardostachys jatamansi; Shankha Pushpi herb, Evolvulus alsinoides; Guduchi herb, Tinospora cordifolia; Ashwagandha root, Withania somnifera; Vidari root, Ipomomea digitata; Scullcap herb, Scutellaria lateriflora; Tagara root, Valerian wallichi; Licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra; Ginger root, Zingiber officinale; Pippali fruit, Piper longum; Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans; Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardomomum; Clove, Syzygium aromaticum; reduced iron.

Banyan Botanicals, $

Ecocert Steam Distilled Nutmeg Essential Oil, 5 ml.

Nutmeg Essential Oil, Ecocert, 5 ml.

Nutmeg has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac but it is also larvacidal and antiparasitic. It is carminative and aids digestion as well as elimination. Because Nostradamus used nutmeg to induce trance, nutmeg has often been used as a mental tonic as well as aid to altered states of consciousness. Nutmeg combines well with other oils from spices, such as cloves and ginger, as well as other mental oils like rosemary.

Ingredients: steam distilled certified organic Myristica fragrans seeds.

Bioethika, $

Rasa, 2 oz.

Rasayana herbs are restorative and rejuvenating. They are excellent free radical scavengers, have almost no side effects, and are used in preparations for people who are convalescing, feeble, or simply desirous of maintaining their vigor and clarity well into old age. This particular formula supports both gentle detoxification and lucid cognitive functions.

20 drops in the evening or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend: Emblica officinalis, Bambusa arundinacea, Tinospora cordifolia, Bacopa monnieri, Centella asiatica, Piper methysticum, Convulvulus pluricaulis, Andrographis paniculata, , Adhatoda vasica, Cyperus rotunda, Ocimum sanctum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Foeniculum vulgare, Cinnamomum zeylanica, Elettaria cardamomum in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, and Honey.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $

Tranquil Mind, Ayurvedic Herbal Formula for Restlessness

Tranquil Mind, 90 tablets

Tranquil Mind is for vata types whose mental agitation interferes with sleep. It reduces the restlessness and other vata derangements that disturb the nervous system but it can be used for all dosha imbalances.

Special notes: For male infertility or sexual debility, use in conjunction with Men's Support. For female infertility or sexual debiility, consider Women's Support or Shatavari. For memory loss, use in conjunction with Mental Clarity.

Ingredients: Jatamansi root, Nardostachys jatamansi; Tagara root, Valeriana wallichi; Bhringaraj leaf, Eclipta alba; Scullcap herb, Scutellaria lateriflora; Passion flower, Passiflora incarnata; Guduchi herb, Tinospora cordifolia; Chamomile flower, Matricaria recutita; Brahmi leaf, Hydrocotyle asiatica; Shankha Pushpi herb, Evolvulus alsinodes; Ashwagandha root, Withania somnifera; Vidari root, Ipomomea digitata; Licorice root, Glycyhiza glabra; Pippali fruit, Piper longum; reduced iron.

Banyan Botanicals, $

Tulsi Herb in Vegetarian Capsules

Tulsi, 100 Vegicaps, 450 mg.

Tulsi or holy basil is one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. It is an ingredient in many formulas but is offered here as a single herb. Studies find it helpful in the management of hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, and a host of other diseases. It is relaxing because of its antispasmodic effects. It improves transport of oxygen and seems to have estrogen lowering effects.

Ingredients: Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum in vegetarian capsules.

Vadik Herbs, $