Brain Health

Huperzine A

Huperzine A is an extract from a club moss, whose action has been attributed to its ability to strongly inhibit the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft. In the column, "Huperzine A" Ray Sahelian, M.D. reports that this...

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a shrub cultivated in India and North America whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners as a folk remedy. In the column "Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)" Ray Sahelian, M.D. alerts us to several...

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine is chemically related to vincamine, an alkaloid found in the periwinkle plant. It was introduced into clinical practice in Europe more than two decades ago for the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders and related symptoms. In...

Ginkgo Biloba

An abundance of research has been undertaken on this ancient plant, revealing a wide range of profound and important therapeutic effects. They can be grouped into cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic effects. Here we shall focus on the...

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