4 herbs that can help increase mental strength in children

These herbs will help your child fight her fears.

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Fearless Child

Children are naturally inquisitive and fearless by nature. But sometimes their impressionable minds, fertile with imagination, can fall prey to fear. They may be afraid of the dark or may refuse to sleep in their rooms alone. No matter how much you want to shield them from the ghouls and goblins of the world, it is important to raise them as courageous individuals. Dr Surya Bhagwati from Dr Vaidya's New Age Ayurveda recommends these herbs that will help instil mental strength in children.

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Brahmi: This herb is known for its memory-boosting properties. But it is also prized for its calming effects on the mind. It will help relax your child and improve cognitive functions. Brahmi can be given to children in the form of capsules or tablets.  Also Read - World Retina Day: Preventive Measures To Manage Progressive Retinal Diseases

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Shakhpushpi: Another herb that has brain-boosting powers like brahmi is shankapushpi. It helps reduce mental tensions and relieves anxiety in children. Shankapushpi should be given to kids in the form of syrups and tonics.

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Ashwagandha: This powerful herb can soothe symptoms of fear like frayed nerves and lower stress hormones in the body. Psychological manifestations of fear such as anxiety and panic attacks can also be effectively brought down by ashwagandha. Also Read - World Lung Day 2022: All About The National Clean Air Program

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Jatamansi: Like the other herbs, Jatamansi is also prized for its nerve-protecting properties. Used in Ayurveda against neuro-psychiatric diseases, jatamansi supplements can help instil mental strength and banish fear from the minds of little ones.