Boost your brainpower with Herbs and Superfoods renowned for their benefits to the brain.
At Indigo Herbs we maintain that the key to good health mainly lies with prevention before cure, and that applies as much to the health of our grey matter as it does to any other part of the body.
All the usual healthy lifestyle choices apply – balanced diet, adequate sleep and emotional/spiritual fulfilment. Aerobic exercise is crucial, but as the circulatory system is working against gravity to get blood to the head, any exercise that inverts the body is particularly helpful: yoga is great for this.
Scientific studies show that many herbs, botanicals and superfoods stimulate the activity of the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers between nerve cells) – a healthier option than caffeine, too much of which can overwork the adrenal glands.
Botanicals can be used to sharpen thinking, improve memory and boost mood. Why not try one of our herbal tea blends? Calm and clear the mind with an afternoon ritual of infusing the loose-leaf herbs in a teapot. (You’ll be crocheting a tea cosy next...) Simply add boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, strain, pour, breathe deeply and enjoy.
Diet-wise, brain cells are hungry little things - wholefoods and superfoods provide a wide spectrum of nutrients in a natural and tasty way.
Did you know that at least 60% of the brain is made up of fat? The importance of eating healthy fats cannot be overstated. Healthy fats include; Raw Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocados and Nuts and Seeds.
Check out the list below and see what Nature has provided for your needs.