Gotu Kola

Gotu KolaBackground Gotu Kola, also most commonly known as Centella asiatica, is a medicinal herb widely used as a blood purifier as well as for relieving of high blood pressure, for memory enhancement and promoting longevity. In Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is one of the main herbs for revitalizing the nerves and brain cells. It is…

The Connection Between Neuroscience and Love Explained

Neuroscience and Love Explained Wendy Yoder Ph.D. Neuroscientist Background The desire to fall in love is a universal characteristic. Unfortunately, myriad obstacles frequently hinder or otherwise disrupt the underlying neurochemical pathways necessary for emotional intimacy and romantic attachment. As a consequence, adverse physiological and psychological symptoms frequently manifest, resulting in progressive, often debilitating mental health…

American Skullcap

American SkullcapBackground American skullcap, (also known as its botanical name – Scutellaria lateriflora), which is native to North America though it is now widely cultivated in Europe and other areas of the world, has been used as a medicinal herb for over 200 years to reduce anxiety, nervousness, and convulsions, etc.[1] It is also called…

Cocoa Extract

Cocoa ExtractBackground Cocoa (also known as Cacao) extract is a bitter combination with a chocolate taste, made up of xanthine molecules (theobromine and caffeine) and procyanidins. Cocoa extract also refers to the bioactive compounds that include flavanols or flavonoids and (-)-epicatechin. Supplementing cocoa extract may provide cardiovascular and cognitive benefits through improved blood flow and…