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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Secret cure for memory loss in Ayurveda


In this busy lifestyle, everyone has moments of forgetfulness which is very frustrating.

There are various neurological impairments that can range from mild memory loss to disorders such as: Alzheimer's disease.

Many patients over 50 years of age are concerned about their memory deteriorating. There are certain factors that contribute to memory loss.

secret cure for memory loss in ayurveda


  • Unhealthy eating habits such as diet high in sugars, refined flour, salt and saturated fat. This diet is deficient in major nutrients such as: B Vitamins.
  • Alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Lack of sleep
  • Intake of certain medications such as sleeping pills, anti-depressants.
  • Malnutrition such as lack of DHA.

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is a long chain omega 3 fatty acid and it is an integral part of neural membrane phospholipids such as it impacts brain structure and function. It contributes to the development of brain and eyes.

Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats responsible for memory as well as mental health.

There Are Two Types Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  1. EPA
  2. DHA

Human body can make EPA and DHA from omega 3 known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). The main sources of ALA are: walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, soybean oil etc.


Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA are critical for normal brain functioning and its development throughout all stages of life.

  • In older adults, lower levels of DHA in the blood is associated with smaller brain size which is a sign of accelerated brain aging.
  • Low levels of DHA in the brain cause problems such as: dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and other important mental functions.
  • DHA is taken up by the brain very fast as compared to other fatty acids. The turn-over of DHA in brain is very fast.
  • Decrease in DHA in the brain are associated with cognitive decline during aging and with the onset of sporadic Alzheimer disease.


  • DHA is the main structural fat in the body. It is involved in the functioning and development of CNS and synapses in the brain.
  • It can detect the oxidative stress or any other damage.
  • It promptly produces a compound known as Neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1). The function of NPD1 is to lower the inflammation in the hippocampus known as seat of memory.
  • DHA also activates pro-survival genes in the brain cells.
  • It also suppresses pro-death genes.
  • They are abundant in cell membranes of brain cells and preserve the cell membrane health and thus facilitate communication between brain cells.
  • It is essential for the growth and functional development of brain in infants.
  • It is also required for the maintenance of normal brain function in adults.

So, it is advised to get at least 600 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA daily.


  1. Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are the rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. These seeds are also rich in many other nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, Vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and protein.
  2. Walnuts: Walnuts are the rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins, calcium, protein and fat. Walnuts increase memory, fight against depression, prevent cancer and improve cardio-vascular health.
  3. Chia Seeds (Saliva hispanica): Now a days, it has become a popular super food. It is a powerhouse of nutrients as well as easy to digest. It is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. It also contains fiber, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E and other micro-nutrients. Chia seeds are also useful in improving cardio-vascular health.
  4. Soybeans: Soybeans are the rich sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. They are also a rich source of folate, potassium, magnesium and other Vitamins. They are a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
  5. Mustard Seeds: 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds contains 100 milligrams of omega 3 fatty acids. They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and thus have the ability to boost metabolism.
  6. Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil is not a food supplement but it is extracted from the liver of cod fish. It is rich is Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and Vitamin A.
  7. Spinach: Spinach is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Therefore, it improves the brain function, memory and lowers the risk of heart problems and regulates blood pressure.

Flaxseed or linseed is used since the time of Master Charak.


Planet Ayurveda offers Flaxseed Oil Capsules for retaining memory as these capsules are a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Therefore, these capsules are a source of good dietary fibre.

Flaxseed Oil Capsules

Flaxseed Oil Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from Linum usitatissimum. They have multiple health benefits.

Properties Of Flaxseed: It contains various chemical constituents such as: sitosterol, dehydroavenasterol, cycloartenol etc.

Sanskrit Synonyms: Uma, Kusuma, Suvarchala, Venu, Neela.

Botanical Name: Linum ustitissimum

Family: Linaceae

Ayurvedic Properties Of Flaxseeds

  • Rasa (Taste): Sweet, Bitter
  • Qualities: Heavy, Sticky, Slimy
  • Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion
  • Potency: Hot
  • Effect on Tridosha: Balances Vata dosha but increases Pitta and Kapha dosha.
  • Part used: Seeds, Oil and flower.

Flaxseed Oil Capsules by Planet Ayurveda help in improving brain health as these capsules are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and therefore used to improve brain functions. Hence, these capsules are also very beneficial in treating other disorders such as: intelligence related disorders like: ADHD, bipolar disorder and depression.

Planet Ayurveda's flaxseed oil capsules are a good substitute for people who do not like to use fish oil supplements.

How To Use

2 capsules twice daily.

Advantages Of Using Flaxseed Oil Capsules By Planet Ayurveda

  • Flaxseed Oil Capsules by Planet Ayurveda are purely organic with standardized extract of best quality ingredients.
  • This product is free from any extra color, chemicals or other added preservatives.
  • There are no side effects of using this product as it is a pure natural product.

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