Herbal Support for Memory and Learning Disorders

Herbal Support for Memory

Cistanche extract may provide significant herbal support for memory disorders, especially those related to gut microbial dysbiosis, a new study shows.

The study, published on June 15, 2021, in Aging demonstrated that Cistanche polysaccharides can improve cognitive function in a D-galactose-induced aging model in mice by restoring homeostasis of the gut microbiota-brain axis. Restoring homeostasis alleviated an amino acid imbalance and reduced peripheral inflammation and oxidative stress.

Herbal Support for Memory and Learning Disorders

Progressive decline in cognitive function is a characteristic feature of aging. Previous studies have shown that Cistanche polysaccharides shows therapeutic potential for significantly improving learning and memory.

Recent evidence suggests alterations in the gut microbiota-brain axis may drive cognitive impairment with aging. This study demonstrated that Cistanche polysaccharides treatment improved cognitive function by inhibiting peripheral inflammation and oxidative stress through restoration of gut microbial homeostasis.

Future studies are warranted in order to explore the role of Cistanche polysaccharides providing herbal support for memory and learning disorders and in potentially helping to alleviate Alzheimer’s disease through the gut microbiota-brain signaling axis.

Methuselah’s Breakfast

Cistanche offers a great many benefits, along with its potential for providing herbal support for memory. Cistanche has anti-aging, anti-fatigue, antidepressant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, immunological, cardiovascular, and antioxidant properties. We call it “Methuselah’s Breakfast.” In the Bible, Methuselah lived until the ripe old age of 969, making him the longest-lived human in both legend and tradition.

Cistanche, also known as “ginseng of the desert,” is an herb that grows mainly in Mongolia and the northwestern desert region of China. Cistanche extracts contain several pharmacologically active compounds, including phenylethanoid glycosides, iridoids, lignose, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, and amino acids. These compounds are associated with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, anti-senescent, neuroprotective, and immunomodulatory properties.

Learn More About Cistanche

There is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Cistanche extract as a health supplement. To learn more about herbal support for memory in general and Cistanche in particular, a good place to start is our Cistanche FAQ.

Cistanche has gained popularity worldwide because of its medicinal benefits. Linden Botanicals sells Cistanche extract in small 100 gram sizes as OOMPH energy support and in larger sizes of 200 to 1,000 grams. The tea offers medicinal benefits and serves as a great alternative for people who do not prefer caffeinated tea.

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Linden Botanicals sells the world’s healthiest herbal teas and extracts, including Cistanche tubulosa, Cistus incanus, Phyllanthus niruri, Rosa rugosa (Rose Hips), and Cryptolepis sanguinolenta. These teas and extracts provide support for immune health, stress relief, energy, memory, mood, kidney health, joint health, digestive health, inflammation, hormonal balance, and detox/cleanse. Visit www.LindenBotanicals.com to shop the online store, find hundreds of science-based health tips and resources, and get the free Lessons from the Darkness e-book, which chronicles Michael Van der Linden’s four-year battle with Lyme disease.

Aging is a bimonthly peer-reviewed open access bio-medical journal covering research on all aspects of gerontology.

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