Botanicals Grounded in Scientific Excellence
Throughout history, individuals have turned to the botanicals around them to improve memory and enhance their cognitive faculties as they age. Botanical “tonics” have played an indispensable role in this. Our comprehension of these age-old remedies has been profoundly enriched by modern scientific research, which has unveiled the remarkable cognitive benefits harboured by various medicinal plants.
European sage, peppermint, rosemary, melissa, Middle Eastern kalonji/nigella, Indian ashwagandha, and the aquatic plant, bacopa, stand among the botanicals that have undergone scientific scrutiny. These investigations have unraveled the mechanisms by which the plant’s chemicals engage with the brain and influence neuronal signals and receptors, which ultimately lead to enhanced memory and focus. A cohort of these medicinal plants, including European sage, melissa, bacopa, nigella, and the humble blueberry, have triumphed in gold standard clinical trials involving human subjects. The consistent outcomes of these trials underscore the substantial benefits these plants have had for focus, memory and attention, experienced by individuals who turn to these plant-based therapies over placebos.
European sage enjoys a privileged status at Dilston Physic Garden, our “quintessential brain tonic” in the UK. Esteemed for centuries, it has been an unwavering source of support for cognitive function and overall well-being. European sage enriches memory by amplifying the brain’s principal neurotransmitter responsible for memory, attention, and even consciousness itself, known as acetylcholine—a signal that wanes as we age. Gold standard clinical trials have unequivocally affirmed European sage’s ability in enhancing memory, extending its benefits to individuals across diverse age brackets, including those grappling with Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, sage has demonstrated clinical merits in lowering blood lipid levels and oxidative stress markers, both of which wield significance in upholding optimal brain health.
Furthermore, the majority of the medicinal plants featured in this tea blend possess pivotal compounds that not only mitigate oxidative stress but also quell inflammation. Both of these actions are instrumental, not only in preserving the vitality of these plants in their natural habitats, but also in nurturing the well-being of our precious brain cells.
We wholeheartedly endorse the use of these natural, foodstuff-based medicinal plants to support memory and promote overall brain health throughout one’s life.