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This tea will stimulate your mind and improve your concentration and memory. These nine herbs work together to create a cornucopia of tastes and an abundance of health benefits. While gotu kola, eleuthero root, and ginko focus your mental abilities, Ho Shou Wu, peppermint, damiana, and calendula arouse the bodys energy. With lemongrass and licorice to harmonize the herb medley, the Memory & Focus tea blend is a complete tonic, mind, and body.


GOTU KOLA: Gotu kola has the ability to enhance memory and nerve function, which gives it potential in treating Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, one 2012 study on mice found that gotu kola extract had a positive effect on behavioral abnormalities in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. Research in rats has linked triterpenes in gotu kola to increased brain levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine together with reduced serum corticosterone levels. There are two animal study references which we do not condone but thought it was worth mentioning here for research purposes.

Gotu kola activates the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that acts like fertilizer for your brain, encouraging new brain cell formation. Gotu kola also increases nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein which stimulates the growth of new nerve cells and safeguards existing ones.

ELEUTHERO ROOT: By increasing circulation, eleuthero may increase blood flow to the brain, improving mental functions such as memory and concentration.

GINKO: Ginkgo biloba extract, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid. Researchers believe that ginkgo improves cognitive function because it promotes good blood circulation in the brain and protects the brain and other parts from neuronal damage. However, other research suggests that ginkgo may not improve memory among people who are healthy.

HO SHOU WU: In Asian herbalism, He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) is considered to be one of the ultimate healthy aging herbs. As such it has been studied for its affect on the brain. Recent research has shown that Polygonum multiflorum extract may have neuroprotective effects through both alleviation of ERK and p38 activation under oxidative stress and is thus capable of protecting the brain from free radicals.

PEPPERMINT: Recent research has found that simply the aroma of peppermint essential oil could improve memory, reasoning, concept formation, attention span, and problem solving if inhaled orthonasally, through the nose. Inhaling the scent of peppermint is a non-pharmacological way to enhance human cognitive performance.

DAMIANA: Damiana protects the brain against oxidation and stops fat from oxidizing in the blood.