No More Varicose Veins

Melissa and Paul from Pharma Botanica join us today to tell us more about Memory Mate and what it may be able to do for you.

Firstly what happens to our brain function as we age?


Memory loss is a common problem associated with aging, stress and various imbalances. The medicinal plants in Memory Mate have been traditionally used for thousands of years to assist the body in strengthening the mind and improving memory and brain capacity.

What are some of the factors that may impact our brain function?

Brain cells require large amounts of energy to function properly. Glucose and oxygen need to be constantly supplied to the brain cells to create energy, as the brain has very small energy reserves.

Memory Mate has been approved by the Government Regulatory Body for the following indications:

•May assist blood circulation.
•May assist in the management of varicose veins.
•Temporary relief of headaches.
•Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being.
•May assist peripheral circulation.
•Maintain health of capillaries.
•Aids mental alertness.
•Improves memory.
•Improves attention and mental clarity
•Aids cognitive function

Let’s take a look at the medicinal plants in more detail.

Ginkgo increases blood flow and helps normalise circulation as it has a relaxing effect on arteries and a toning effect on veins. Ginkgo increases the fluidity of blood and by improving circulation can enhance the utilization of oxygen and glucose by the body.

Many studies have shown positive effects of ginkgo on working memory, the speed of information processing and learning.

Gingko Biloba

•Native to China
•It is believed to pre-date the ice age
•Individual trees may live as long as 1,000 years

WHO supports the use of Ginkgo biloba extract for symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate cerebrovascular insufficiency (poor circulation in the brain)

Germany’s Commission E supports the use of Ginkgo biloba for:

•Memory deficits
•Disturbances in concentration
•Depressive emotional condition


Gotu Kola is A slender, creeping herb native to Sri Lanka and South Africa. It’s traditionally known as a blood purifier.  More recently it has been studied for assisting with the management of Varicose veins.


Gotu Kola

•Native to India, Sri Lanka and South Africa
•Traditionally used as a blood purifier.
•Has been known to help with the management of Varicose Veins
•Has been known to help with reduction of swelling in the legs and improve circulation


REFERENCE: (Arpaia, MR et al., Efficacy of Centella asiatica extract on mucopolysaccharide metabolism in subjects with varicose veins. Int. J. Clin. Pharma. Res. 1990, 10(4):229.)



How do we get varicose veins?


When blood vessels lose their elasticity, blood pools in the legs and fluid leaks out of the blood vessels. That causes the legs to swell (venous insufficiency). Several small studies suggest gotu kola may help reduce swelling and improve circulation.


There are still three more medicinal plants in Memory Mate, what are they?

Fo Ti is a well know herb in Chinese medicine and it has a long history of traditional use. It is indigenous to China and Japan, In China, Fo-Ti is one of the most popular herbal tonics among the elderly.

These uses conform to the traditional Chinese medical view fo-ti has antitoxic, anti-swelling and tranquilizing properties.

In addition, according to a recent report by the American Herbal Pharmacology Delegation which brought a great deal of information back from China, fo-ti is used by the Chinese for liver and spleen weakness, vertigo, constipation, and sleeplessnes.

Fo Ti

•Native to Japan and China
•Common name is Japanese or Chinese Knotweed
•Contain the anti oxidant compound Resveratrol
•In China it is one of the most popular herbal tonics for health and welbeing among the elderly.
•May assist in improving circulation.

Siberian ginseng, also known as eleuthero, has been used for centuries in Eastern countries, including China and Russia.

A popular traditional use of Siberian ginseng is to maintain or restore mental alertness.

Studies in Russia have shown that Siberian ginseng may help the body deal with physically and mentally stressful exposures, such as heat, cold, physical exhaustion, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, extreme working conditions, noise, and pollution. By strengthening the system, it may also help prevent illness.

Siberian Ginseng

•Native to China and Russia
•Traditionally used to help maintain or restore mental alertness.
•Can assist in maintaining energy levels and restoring vigor.

Mung Beans

Native to China

High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper, Manganese, Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium

Mung beans are a good source of Vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and amino acids.

According to modern nutrition, mung beans offer 14 gms of protein per cooked cup. Mung beans are also a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain Vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, potassium, and amino acids, thiamin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, and are a good source of folate.

Memory Mate is a blend of all these wonderful medicinal plants to help support and maintain  your memory.  It also helps with your circulation not only through the brain but throughout your entire body.

Always read the label, Use only as directed. If Symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.