What’s in your brain?
This wrinkled white and grey matter is the seat of consciousness, reason and emotion, center of learning and skill, and warehouse of memories. Our brain controls the activities of all the other organs and systems of the body.
Every second of our lives, the brain receives, processes and acts on information. Scientists claim that even when we are asleep, the brain receives and sends out about 50 million messages per second. But the brain does not work alone: it relies on our sense organs for reports from the outside world; and it needs a means of communicating with the rest of the body. This is where the nerves come in. Through the spinal cord and the vast network of branching nerves that make up the peripheral nervous system, nerve impulses pass back and forth between the brain and every part of the body. These crucial messages not only keep us alive but enable us to feel, think, remember and carry out acts as simple as raising a hand, or as complex as writing a story.
The structure of your brain
Your brain consists of three main parts. The cerebrum interprets messages from the sense organs and controls such higher functions as the ability to speak, reason and remember. This activity takes place largely in the outer grey layer of the cerebrum, the cortex. The cerebellum orchestrates balance and muscle coordination. The brain stem links the brain with the spinal cord and helps tpo regulate breathing, heartbeat and other vital functions.
Deep within the brain are several crucial structures: the thalamus relays sensory nerve impulses to the cerebral cortex; the hypothalamus helps to regulate appetite and sex drive; the pituitary gland activates other glands throughout the body; the basal ganglia relay outgoing impulses from the cerebral cortex and are associated with the ability to move rapidly and smoothly.
What can go wrong with the brain and the nervous system?
Like any other part of the body, the brain and our nervous system are subject to a variety of ills. Despite the protection of the skull and vertebrae, the brain and the spinal cord can be injured, sometimes with terrible consequences. The brain’s blood supple can be interrupted, resulting in a stroke. The system can be damaged by an infection, by toxins, or by disturbances whose causes are still unknown.
Natural care of your brain & nervous system
There are ways and means to prevent, limit and repair damage to the nervous system, and of coping with its invaluable, but often devastating, warning signal – pain.
There are also many herbal and homeopathic remedies which can help maintain harmony, health, and systemic balance in the brain and nervous system, without side effects or sedation. These products are known for their supportive function in maintaining brain, nervous system, and circulatory health, as well as overall well-being.
There are many ways how to improve memory through natural remedies, many of which aim to improve blood flow and circulation. These thereby providing the brain with the precious oxygen it needs to perform at its peak ability. By providing the brain with the oxygen it needs, you’ll be providing your memory with the vital power it requires to stay strong.
Taking these preventative measures may also help ward off more serious memory problems later in life. Avoiding stress, maintaining a balanced diet, and getting regular exercise are also proven memory improvement techniques.
Support brain and memory health in mature adults.
Herbal & Homeopathic remedies for various brain & nervous system diseases
Important herbs and homeopathic tissue salts that are helpful in various brain & nervous system related disorders are:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) – Ginger, Mint, Kalium phosphate, Cocculus, Lemon Balm, Lavender
Alzheimer’s Disease – Ginkgo biloba, Rosemary, Sage, Potassium Phosphate, Passion Flower, Ginseng, Sodium Chloride
Asperger’s Syndrome – Ginkgo Biloba, Skullcap, German chamomile, Gotu cola, Hyoscyamus, Verta alb., St. John’s Wort, Passion flower, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Asian Ginseng, Avena sativa
Epilepsy (Seizures) – Passion Flower, Skullcap, Cuprum metallicum, Cicuta virosa, Kalium phosphate, Magnesium phosphate
Memory Problems – Gotu kola, Rosemary, Panax ginseng, Kalium phosphate, Calcium phosphate, Ginkgo Biloba, Salvia Officinalis
Migraine (Cluster Headaches, Headache) – Feverfew, Milk Thistle, Passion Flower, St. John’s Wort, Cinnamon
Motion Sickness (Dizziness, Seasickness) – Ginger, Kalium phosphate, Cocculus, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Aconite
Multiple Sclerosis – Ferrum phosphoricum, Passionflower, St. John’s Wort, Kalium phosphate, Magnesium phosphate
Narcolepsy – Ferrum phosphoricum, Kalium phosphate, Magnesium phosphate
Neuralgia (Neuritis) – German Chamomile, Burdock, Ferrum phosphoricum, Magnesium phosphate, Juniper, Sweet woodruff
Parkinson’s Disease – Ferrum phosphoricum, Kalium phosphate, Natrium muriaticum, Tarentula, Magnesium phosphate
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident (CVS)) – Passion Flower, Hawthorn, Guelder Rose bark, Ginkgo Biloba
Tardive Dyskinesia – Milk Thistle, Stramonium, Tarentula, Dandelion, Kalium phosphate, Magnesium phosphate, Vervain
Vertigo – Ginger, Mint, Kalium phosphate, Cocculus, Pulsatilla vulgaris