Everyday we are constantly under one stressful condition or another. Our lifestyle has changed so much over the years and has put a tremendous amount of physical and mental strain on us. There is an increased risk of our brain having information overload, with the use of the internet being a regular feature in our lives and coupled with the dangers posed by electromagnetic radiation that we are frequently exposed to by our mobile phones and the cell towers the dot the landscape.
This has led to an increase in the number of people that are suffering from one form of sleeping disorder or another. It has led to heightened levels of anxiety and cases of mental and degenerative illness such as depression, bipolar behavior, and Alzheimer’s disease.
While there are conventional medications available to treat these mental and degenerative illnesses, the real test for sustainable treatment of these ailments in a person is their ability to change their lifestyle for the better. You will need to manage stress more effectively by having sufficient rest when needed, maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular exercises and switching to an herbal stress relief treatment.
It has been proven by researchers that herbal treatment for stress relief will not only take care of your stress but will also deal with mental and degenerative health concerns while boosting your brain functions.
Here are four herbs that are known to be effective in the treatment of degenerative and mental health issues
- Rosemary- Rosmarinus officinalis, or “Dew of the Sea”
This is a perennial plant that is evergreen and has leaves that are like needles and small flowers. Like ginkgo, this herb has been used by people for more than a hundred years and it is known to help in boosting memory due to the presence of a compound known as 1,8-cineole. You can consume rosemary either as a tea or make use of its oil extract. Rosemary tea and it’s essential oil is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin B complex.
Peppermint – Mentha Piperita
You can enhance your overall health with peppermint, from improving your oral health to helping your digestive system and stimulating your rate of metabolism, as well as immune system. This herb is really very useful and can be consumed either raw by chewing the leaves or as a herbal tea. You can also inhale the vapour from peppermint when you put some drops of its essential oil extract in a bucket of hot water and lean head-first over the bucket with a towel over your head in order to stop the vapour from escaping. This has been proven by scientists, such as; Dr. Bryan Raudenbush of the Wheeling Jesuit University to be effective in enhancing a person’s problem-solving abilities, reasoning, memory and decision making ability. According to the doctor, peppermint will reduce your anxiety levels and the vapour will boost blood circulation and the supply of oxygen to the brain and other parts of the body. It will also help to regulate blood pressure levels and promote adequate rest and sleep.
Ginseng – Panax Quinquefolius
With this herb you are able to boost your brain function, relieve mood swings and sort out inflammation issues. It is believed that if you consume ginseng supplements in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and for a period of three months, you will greatly improve your cognitive functions. Ginseng is also used in the treatment of focus and learning disorders, such as; ADD and ADHD.
Ginkgo – Ginkgo Biloba, also known as Maiden hair-tree
This tall tree is usually has fan-shaped leaves and yellow coloured fruits. Its reputation as a highly effective herbal alternative for the treatment of several ailments is well particularly in Asia and even now in the rest of the world. This plant has terpenoids which are excellent antioxidants that are known to boost the health of your heart, as well as protect your organs from possible damage. It can also help to enhance your memory and boost blood circulation. This trait of ginkgo is good, as if it is consumed on a daily basis, it helps to supply sufficient oxygen to the brain and effectively help in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other mental health conditions.