Pegaga (Gotu Kola) has always been known as a herb which improves brain function. Known as the ‘ancient herb of longevity and enlightenment’ for good reason, consuming this plant could be the natural answer to ensuring we remain alert and coherent at any age.
The average person experiences memory loss, diminishing brain function and mental fatigue in some form and to varying degrees throughout life. There are many ways to enhance and improve brain function and memory including getting a good night’s sleep, exercising, practising mindfulness, easing stress and eating wholesome food.
Good lifestyle habits do contribute to longevity, and by adding a natural supplement like Pegaga to complement the process, you can be sure brain health will be enhanced.
How Is Pegaga Beneficial To The Brain?
Stimulates the growth of brain cells and dendrite branching. Dendrites are branched extensions of a nerve cell that receive impulses from other cells and transmit these to the cell body. This boosts the brain’s ability to change and reorganise as we get older and is known as brain plasticity. Dendrites break down over time and Pegaga could slow this process and preserve memory function.
Protects the brain against oxidative stress, which is caused by an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Free radicals damage cells by reacting with DNA, the cell membrane and cellular protein. External sources of free radicals include cigarette smoke, alcohol, fried food, pollution and the ozone, which means we are constantly surrounded by them.
Inhibits the breakdown of Acetylcholine, a transmitter of nerve impulses within the nervous system. This aids in improving memory, cognition, mood and could contribute to preventing degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Augments cerebral blood flow (CBF), which is basically how much blood is supplied to the brain over a specific time.
Eases mental fatigue and anxiety as studies have shown that it has anti-anxiety properties.
May protect against environmental neurotoxins like aluminium. Ongoing studies are being carried out to demonstrate that Pegaga has a neuroprotective effect on the brain mainly in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus and hypothalamus, which control memory, emotions and cognitive function.
It is important to note that there are no side effects to consuming Pegaga either as a fresh herb in a salad or a drink; or as a natural supplement usually in powder form. There is a story about how people in Sri Lanka noticed elephants eating the leaves of this plant, and as we all know, these majestic animals are known for having long lives and exceptional memories (an elephant never forgets, they say!). The truth is in the studies and the fact that people have been eating Pegaga for centuries to great effect.
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