According to researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, antioxidant compounds found in spearmint and rosemary improved memory and learning in mice with age-related cognitive decline. The rodents also evidenced fewer signs of oxidative, factors that are typically seen in the region of the brain involved in memory and learning that signal the onset of cognitive decline. As the scientists note, impaired cognitive function is often a precursor to Alzheimer's diseas
Tension headaches result when muscles tighten in the neck and the back of the head in response to "the daily grind," which is why they typically occur late in the day. Practicing relaxation techniques and exercises that combine conscious movement with breathing such as meditation and yoga can help a great deal, as well as enlisting the aid of herbs with mild sedative properties.
For example, American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) has been used for centuries to counter