1. Indian pennywort/കൊടങല്/Mandookparni
Leaves of Indian pennywort are considered favourable in boosting retentiveness. The pulverisation of the leaves consumed with milk in small doses for this purpose helps in correcting the disorders.
2. Brahmi/ Thyme leaved gratiola/ Herb of grace
Chewing a few Brahmi leaves on an empty stomach enhances memory and rectifies speech disorders.
3. Snake Gourd/പടവലങ
Snake gourd is a good resource of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. So its regular consumption improves memory power.
Ginseng has long been used to boost energy and vitality. According to a Chinese study announced by the American Stroke Association, ginseng may also have a positive effect on the memory. The study monitored 40 patients with mild dementia cause by strokes. The subjects showed improved memory after taking a daily ginseng compound for 12 weeks. More studies are needed to confirm those findings.
The smell of rosemary may increase your memory, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The essential oil of Rosemary, used in aromatherapy, may increase concentration as well. Aromatherapy is the use of highly concentrated aromatic extracts of plants and herbs. Scientific tests confirming the effectiveness of rosemary essential oil in treating memory loss are lacking.
It has anti platelet properties which helps circulation and improves irrigation of brain helps in improving memory. Infusions of 1 tsp per cup of water- take two cups a day.
Is rich in niacin (vitamin B3) a compound important to the supply of glucose in brain and the preservation of blood vessels. Infusions of 1 tsp of dried plant per cup of water- take two cups a day.
If your memory loss is the result of a thiamine deficiency, pistachio nuts can help. One of the richest sources of thiamine, 1/2 cup supplies 0.54 mg of thiamin. The RDA for thiamine is 1.5 mg for men and 1.1 for women age 50 and younger; slightly less for those over 50.
Soak 7 Almonds in water overweight, make a paste of this, and add to warm milk, and drink this milk daily.
Walnuts are also beneficial to improve memory.
9. Wheat germ
Wheat germ is a good source of vitamin E, which may help with age-related memory loss.
These are thought to increase your mental acuity. Prepare and eat them as you normally would or follow this recipe for an elixir of artichoke: Pull the artichoke apart, leaf by leaf, then put the pieces into a jar and add enough water to just barely cover. Cover the jar with a lid or saucer, and place in a pan with water. Boil for two hours, adding more water to the pan (not the jar) as necessary. Then strain the contents of the jar and give the artichoke leaves a good squeeze to get out all the juices. Take 3 to 4 tablespoons four times a day.
These luscious little fruits are the richest source of antioxidants, and recent studies have shown that blueberries may help improve short-term memory.
They contain carotene, which is a memory booster. Eat them raw, cooked, or in casseroles, or make a juice with carrots and apricots. The apricots are used to add a little compatible juice to the dry carrots.
These have lecithin, which keeps the memory nerve cells healthy. Lecithin is also found in sunflower and soybean oils and can be purchased in capsule form, too. Studies indicate that taking up to 70 grams a day may improve memory.
14. Okra/ Ladies finger
If not a memorable food, this is at least a memory-enhancing food. So are sweet potatoes, tapioca, and spinach. Fresh fruits, especially oranges, and vegetables, almonds, and milk are also good for stimulating the memory.
15. Herbal teas
Any of these will help a weak memory: sage, rosemary, marjoram, basil. Use 1/4 teaspoon in a cup of boiling water. Steep for five minutes. These herbs, in an essential oil, can be added to olive oil and massaged over the neck and forehead. Add these oils to bath water, too: 5 drops to a tubful.
16. Indian Gooseberry
Antioxidants help to boost memory. So take Amla or Indian gooseberry powder or juice daily. This is also available as supplements.
17. Cumin & Honey
Intake of mixture of ¼ teaspoon of black Cumin in little amount of honey is advisable.
18. Oily Fish (Omega 3)
The brain contains tremendous amounts of fats, so it comes as no surprise that healthy fats in the diet benefit your “think tank.” Brain cells are lines with omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils that help reduce inflammation. Researchers have noted that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with preserved brain function.
19. ApplesCould a daily apple in your lunch bag help sharpen your memory skills? It’s possible, especially if you eat the skin, where most of the apple’s quercetin is stored. In at least one study, this antioxidant proved more effective than vitamin C at protecting brain cells from oxidative damage.
20. TurmericThe bright yellow spice called turmeric, used in traditional Indian curries and other dishes, gets its lovely hue from an antioxidant compound called curcumin. Animal studies have shown that curcumin helps prevent the formation of amyloid, the gummy protein buildup that can clog neural pathways in the brain. Curcumin also helps prevent oxidation and inflammation.
21. Oatmeal, high-fibre, whole grainsWhere memory is concerned, the best breakfast cereal may be good, old-fashioned oatmeal. Scientists suspect that it may be the high fiber and protein content of oatmeal and whole-grain cereals that helps slow digestion, releasing glucose (blood sugar) more gradually into the bloodstream. The brain uses glucose as a source of energy, and a steady flow appears to help the brain retain information for tasks that require memory skills.
22. Leafy greens, lentils, fish
Folate (also known as folic acid) and vitamins B6 and B12 help lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in blood that has been linked to an increased risk of dementia. High levels usually signify a deficiency of B vitamins. One study showed that people with high homocysteine levels and low folate levels had difficulty remembering words and details from a short story.
23. Holy Basil/ Thulsi
Prepare a decoction of holy basil leaves and drink it once it cools. If you are suffering from amnesia, you can eat these leaves after washing them properly.
24. Drink plenty of hot beverages
It is advisable to drink plenty of hot beverages as coffee and tea encourage the brain and also help in
improving memory more efficiently and effectively.
improving memory more efficiently and effectively.
25. No Fast & fried Food
Keep off from eating fast food, fried food, foods with saturated fats or processed food.
26. No Alcohol & Smoke
Do not smoke and drink alcohol.
27. Be Active
Keep your brain active. You can play word games such as Sudoku, or thinking games such as Scrabble to exercise your brain. Hold a positive approach to everything happening around a person.
Drink sufficient water. Drink at least 8 glasses of clean water daily.
Exercise to keep your brain healthy.
Minimize stress. Try to alleviate stress through meditation or relaxation.
31. SleepPractice a regular sleep schedule. Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day