Who doesn’t love to have a strong memory power? There are no one or two advantages of having a systematic filing system in your brain. Yesterday, I was in a meeting with my manager. While she was engrossed in explaining an important aspect of the meeting, a person came in and cuts in. When he was gone, she gracefully continued her talk as if there was no interruption whatsoever. Similarly, she has awed her audience on many such occasions with her strong command over her memory.

Not all of us are fortunate enough to be blessed with such a retentive power. How many of us can instantly recall the name of the person we met a few months back? Not those of us who have a memory like a sieve. We can’t even successfully recall what we ate yesterday for dinner for that matter.

If you are wondering why small details keep slipping away from you and want to have a natural remedy for your memory problems, then turn to Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic concept appeared and developed between 2500 and 500 BC in India. It has a rich and mesmerising history that has been etched down in Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, and Atharva Veda. In its many scripts, Ayurveda has explained how various natural herbs can heal a human of their ailments. In this article, you will learn how Ayurveda repairs your poor retention capacity.

Why Do You Feel You Are Losing Your Memory?

It is clear to all of us that we cannot remember things as trivial as what we had for breakfast a week ago. This means, our brain doesn’t hold everything that we do or happens around us. As Moshe Bar, a Cognitive Neuroscience professor from Harvard Medical School, says in his article, “We store in long-term memory only what is important”.

Our brain is the most fascinating part of all. It retains information about important things like how to tackle a particular situation. So, in the future when you face a similar scenario, your brain will direct you to take appropriate actions. We often notice that we do not have control over our brain. You sit idle for a minute and your mind starts roaming around the world. If you closely notice your thought process, your brain is working on scenarios that may happen in the future. Your brain paints an action plan so that you know exactly what you have to do if indeed you face such a situation.

All in all, we can conclude that our brain doesn’t retain our day-to-day activities not because we have poor memory power but because there is nothing new in it to remember.

How Ayurveda Helps Us Boost Our Cognitive Power?

Although Moshe Bar says we need not worry about the poor retention capacity of our brain, we do need a quick and retentive brain to clear the exams or run a business successfully. And to achieve that, a holistic healing system like Ayurveda is necessary. We have listed a few of the effective ayurvedic ingredients and their uses below.


Commonly known as basil, Tulsi is the most effective of all the ayurvedic ingredients. It not only boosts your memory power but also gives you clarity of thoughts and improves your concentration. Tulsi achieves this by stimulating the oxygenated blood supply to the brain.


This incredible ingredient is also known as Winter Cherry. It is added to most of the herbal supplements prescribed for better brain function. Ashwagandha is a type of adaptogen that works on both high and low functioning brain memory. It also improves the way you perceive everything.


Also known as Indian Pennywort, this effective brain booster ingredient enhances the production of protein in brain cells and nerves. This helps in bringing the brain capacity up and thus improving your retention power.


If you suffer from poor memory, low retention power and mental weakness, then Shankhpushpi is the answer to all your woes. This particular ayurvedic ingredient not only boosts your memory but also improves your intellectual abilities.


If you are desperately looking for ways to boost your memory power in a short time, then go for brain tonics having Vacha as one of the components. This is the most common medicine prescribed for amnesia patients. It is known to nourish your nervous system.


This is responsible for the protection of nerve cells from degeneration and damage. For this reason, this incredible ingredient is added to most of the brain function enhancing medicines. This is the ultimate ayurvedic ingredient for memory boost.


The powdered form of Jyotishmati seed has a strong influence on the memory boost and other cognitive powers. All it takes is two weeks of consumption to feel the difference in your ability to remember and recollect everything.


The chemicals present in this plant is incredibly useful. The chemical glycyrrhizin helps in reducing inflammation and degeneration of nerve cells in Alzheimer's disease. Another memory booster chemical is Glabridin. This enhances learning and brain retention power.

Apart from the above popular ayurvedic ingredients, Kushmand, Guduchi, Jatamansi and Shatavari are few of the other extraordinarily effective herbs that are sure to help you remember everything you have to deal with daily. You can find many ayurvedic medicines that have a blend of one or more of the above ingredients. Consult a doctor to find out the best ayurvedic mix for your needs.



Author's Bio: 

Having born and brought up in the beach city of India, Mangaluru, Vijayalakshmi loves to spend evenings watching the sunset behind the wall of rising and falling waters of the Arabian Sea. She believes that great writing ideas pop in the head when your mind is peacefully transfixed at nature's wonders. Apart from writing on various niches, she loves learning new things, exploring new places, and trying new cuisines. Currently, Vijayalakshmi is part of the content writer’s team at Medlife (https://www.medlife.com/).