How familiar are you with Periwinkle Herbal Tea? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably, “Not very…”
I have a feeling that you’ll want to familiarize yourself with it pretty soon after I give you a brief introduction to the health benefits of Periwinkle! For my Mental Fitness blog, I do A LOT of research in the areas of mental fitness, brain health, Alzheimer’s prevention, and memory preservation. Fortunately, the brain is a fascinating subject, so I never get tired of reading about it.
We all want to protect our brains and keep them as healthy as possible. Fortunately there are a lot of things we can do to strengthen our minds. Even the foods and drinks we enjoy can work with us to protect our brain cells. The antioxidants found in tea make it an absolutely perfect drink for mental health and fitness as well as physical health and fitness.
Certain herbs are also known to be mentally beneficial. In fact, the star of this post, Periwinkle, is often referred to as the “Brain Food Herb.”
Periwinkle is a European plant that was once used by healers to treat nervous disorders, epilepsy, hysteria, and nightmares.
Research now shows that a compound in the plant (vinpocetine) is excellent for brain health and function. The brain is dependent upon oxygen and glucose – it needs both to function at full capacity. Vinpocetine is a vasodilator and cerebral metabolic enhancer, meaning it gives the brain all it needs of both oxygen and glucose.
What’s more Vinpocetine is a very powerful free-radical warrior – which we already know helps our bodies to ward off the most evil of intruders. Studies show that when we take vinpocetine, it makes a bee line straight for the brain, eager to get busy!
Used occasionally, it is believed to increase blood flow to the brain, increasing brainpower.
Used regularly, it may just prevent senility and dementia, by preventing free-radical damage to the blood vessels serving the brain.
Periwinkle Herbal Tea is available on Amazon. I can’t think of a more delicious way to treat our brains to Periwinkle than herbal tea. Amazon is also an excellent place to find any and every kind of tea you can think of: herbal, green, white, red, Chai, and it’s also one of the best places to find Matcha Green Tea Powder online.