Ayush Herbs Ayu-Dep
Ayu-Dep is a proprietary blend that is based on the herb Crocus sativus, or saffron. Saffron has been used since antiquity for culinary, cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Saffron finds many uses in Ayurvedic, Unani, Chinese and Tibetan medicine. Saffron has mood lifting effects, and was used extensively by Mogul kings of India for the same purpose. Saffron is known to enhance memory and was also used for enhanced sexual pleasure. Withania somnifera (Ashwgandha), Centella asiatica, Bacopa monnieri, and Mucuna pruriens are considered to be brain tonic and classified as Rasayanas. Rasayanas are considered to rejuvenate nervous system and promote tranquility. Berberis aristata supports and balances neurotransmitters productions. Overall Ayu-Dep has mood lifting, rejuvenating, and tranquil properties.
Boost for the Brain? Bacopa!
Bacopa monniera (Brahmi, water hyssop) is an Ayurvedic botanical medicine used to enhance learning, memory and attention span. It has been used for centuries in India as a treatment for epilepsy, insomnia, anxiety, and disorders of memory and attention. Brahmi has not been as widely researched in modern scientific studies as have other Ayurvedic treatments. Through case studies and long-standing Ayurvedic and naturopathic approaches, it’s worth noting that scientists are now interested in Brahmi as a therapeutic intervention for ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and age-related memory loss. The Wellness Shoppe currently carries a wonderful product by Ayush Herbs called Ayu-Dep which is a wonderful herbal Stress and Cognitive Support formula which contains Bacopa in a blend of other minerals & herbs. In fact, it is a product I regularly recommend to take alongside our Cognitive Formula (the Gaia clinical blend that contains nature’s brain food and is highly recommended by Doctor Nchekwube).
How Does It Work?
The way medications work, especially those that affect brain function, aren’t always fully understood by doctors. Brahmi is believed to have an effect on certain brain substances called neurotransmitters, which are involved in thinking, learning, mood, and memory. Some research suggests that Brahmi may have a protective effect on the cells, keeping them from either failing to function properly or helping them resist damage that can occur from infection, toxins, and the aging process. A few clinical studies with healthy adult participants showed an improvement in their ability to retain new information over a period of time. Improvements in memory have also been seen in children from a rural Indian village. Further studies, including long-term studies, are necessary to fully understand these effects in adults, young people, and for various health concerns.
Consult your wellness practitioner to determine if Brahmi is appropriate for you, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or recovering from surgery or illness.