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Brahmi Benefits And Uses-Ayurvedic Herbs

Brahmi Benefits And Uses-Ayurvedic Herbs

Brahmi Also known as Jalnaveri, Jalanimba, Sambrani Chettu, Thyme-leaved Gratiola.This is a creeping herb, generally found in muddy wetlands, enriched with many biochemical compounds such as Brahmine, Herpestine, flavonoids, saponins, sterols, alkaloids, Betulic acid, stimastorol, beta sitosterol, bacoside, and bacopa saponins. This Ayurvedic medicine is used as aphrodisiac, memory booster by fighting free radical damage in the brain, forming new nerve connections, and balancing essential neurotransmitter levels. Brahmi may even treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and improve some symptoms of epilepsy and schizophrenia,boosting health and tonic for many ailments. Bacopa is an edible plant, has small oval leaves, which are succulent. Its fruits are oval and sharp at the apex.

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Brahmi is named after the Hindu God Brahma, who is associated with great intellect and responsible for all "creative forces" in the world. Bacopa monnieri is the authentic Brahmi, it is often confused with Hydrocotyle asiatica or Gotu Kola which is also known as Brahmi in North India and Thailand.

Ayurveda has been known to treat innumerable ailments for centuries and continues to do so by its age old practice of balancing the various systems in our body through herbal treatments. One such unique herb is Brahmi which has often been regarded as a brain booster. Brahmi is a small succulent herb with numerous branches, rooting at the nodes, found at elevations from sea level to altitudes of 4400 feet. It grows naturally in wet soil, shallow water and marshes. It has small flowers that are light purple or white in color with not more than four or five petals. The whole plant including the flowers can be used for medicinal purposes. It has a bitter and sweet taste and is known to impart a cooling energy.

Brahmi supports restful sleep, calms emotional turbulence, and simultaneously improves concentration and alertness.Brahmi, in Ayurveda, is known as a brain tonic and may actually work on the brain through its effect on the gut microbiology. Recent studies suggest that Brahmi supports healthy skin, lymph, and circulatory functions.

Brahmi Benefits:

Brahmi is a therapeutic herb commonly used as a memory enhancer.

Brahmi has a cooling property which keeps the mind calm and free of anxiety. It also promotes sound sleep.
Brahmi has antioxidants that are essential for living a healthy life.
Brahmi regulates the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.
Brahmi ensures smooth circulation of blood thus good for healthy liver, lungs and kidney. It is also used as to increase sex drive, impotence, arthritis, cholesterol, insomnia, memory booster, mental fatigue, IBS, bronchial problems, inflammations, cough, asthma, antidepressant and rheumatism.

Brahmi for hair loss: Applying this oil on the scalp is good to strengthening the hair follicles. Its massaging is beneficial in checking dandruff, itchiness, formation of split ends and flakes.
Scalp nourishment: The massage of hot Brahmi oil provides proper nutrients to the hair follicles thus invigorating the hair growth.
Prevents Alopecia: Brahmi oil is rich in bio-chemical compounds in the form of antioxidants. The massage with this oil treats temporary or permanent baldness.
Brahmi for fair skin:The presence of antioxidants in the Ayurvedic herb help to dispel toxins from the body, especially from the epithelium layer thus improves skin complexion and stimulates skin cell regeneration. It is also good for inner skin that lines the digestive tract, which support the functions of healthy microbes. Brahmi is used in treating of psoriasis, eczema, abscess and ulceration
Treats insomnia: Massaging the scalp with Brahmi oil helps to overcome sleep disorder, which leads to cure depression, anxiety, tension and stress. It is recommended that a person is suffering from such negative domains of health should massage his head every night with this oil. It is helpful with hyperactive children too.
Deals with mental problems: Brahmi oil has refreshing effects on mind, used as mental tonic that helps in focused concentration, increasing memory power, mental alertness, amnesia and Alzheimer’s. In fact, Brahmi has nitric oxide, which has positive impacts on the brain functioning and mental clarity.
Brahmi treats Alzheimer’s: The presence of amyloid compound in neurons is responsible to brain damage and augments Alzheimer’s disease. The bio-chemical bacosides compound in Brahmi influences the brain cells and helps in rebuilding of brain tissue.
Brahmi for stress reduction: Brahmi acts as a stress buster and mood elevator by the decreasing the level of cortisol hormone, which is the main culprit for stress. Brahmi acts as adaptogen by adapting the stressful conditions. Taking the tea of Brahmi-Tulsi eases to cope up rough times.
Brahmi for memory: Brahmi affects the hippocampus part of the brain, which is responsible for intelligence, memory and concentration. The powder of Brahmi will be also beneficial for hyperactive children (ADHD). The leaf of the brain show similarities with cerebellum thus helps in memory and concentration
Brahmi for epilepsy treatment: Bacopa has been used since long times as neurological tonic and cognitive improvement. It is used in curing of neurological problem (epilepsy) when taken along with Vacha. The chemicals bacosides A and B improves neuro transmission among brain cells. They help to repair damage neuron too. Its chemical properties mitigates neuro-degeneration.

Regular consumption of Brahmi helps in strengthening your immune system. A lot nutrients along with antioxidant compounds help increase the response time of our immune system against various diseases and ailments.
Brahmi leaves (fresh or dry) can be used to make tea that helps calming you down and relieves anxiety and stress.
There are Brahmi supplements available in the markets as pills or in powdered form, but it is advisable to take these supplements only after consulting a doctor or a health expert.

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Parts Used:

Aerial parts, leaves and stalks

Ayurvedic features of Brahmi:

Taste (Rasa): Astringent, bitter and sweet
Energy (Virya): Cooling
Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Sweet
Quality (Guna): Dry, light
Tissue (Dhatu): Blood, bone, fat muscle, and nerve
Channel (Srotas): Circulatory, Digestive and Nervous

How to use Brahmi Common dosage range:

2-10g dried herb/day, or standardized extract (40% bacosides) 300-500 mg/day

Suggested Dosage:
Organic Brahmi Powder- 2 - 6 grams/day
Mixed with milk or juice
Brahmi Tincture-2-6 ml per day
(Doses can be split into 2-3 doses per day)
(Or as directed by a herbal practitioner)

Brahmi Oil:

In Ayurvedic medicine, brahmi oil is thought to soothe pitta (one of the three doshas). According to the principles of Ayurveda, excess pitta can contribute to inflammation, difficulty sleeping, skin problems, gastrointestinal disorders, and stress-related issues such as high blood pressure.

10 ml : Plant Therapy Brain Aid Synergy (for mental focus and clarity) Essential Oil Blend 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade 10 ml (1/3 oz)

Brahmi oil is said to help treat the following health problems:

Alopecia areata
Brahmi oil is also thought to strengthen hair and promote hair growth.

Side effects of Brahmi:

Brahmi is well tolerated with no major side-effects observed in human trials
Sedation is associated with higher therapeutic doses of Brahmi, however there is no evidence that it affects one's capacity to drive. In fact it has been shown to improve reaction time.
One should avoid using it while taking birth control pills
During estrogen replacement therapy, it should be avoided.
Stop it if you are taking phenothiazine
Too much consume of it leads to stomach discomfort.
One shouldn’t consume it above the doses of 2 tsp

Buying Brahmi products:

Where to Find It:
Available for purchase online, brahmi oil,tea,powder,tablets is sold in some natural-foods stores and in stores specializing in self-care products or buy from here click on below link or image and buy.

Liquid Extract:
Both bacopa and brahmi/gotu kola are available as liquid extracts and provide an alternative method of taking these herbs. Liquid extracts are convenient, easy to assimilate, and have a long shelf life.

How to grow Brahmi plant:

 Plant for buy online click here

Brahmi plant care is pretty easy and forgiving. It prefers part to full sun and will grow in a wide range of soils. As long as it gets sufficient water, it can thrive in rock, sand and mud. It will even grow directly in water features, forming its foliage as floating mats. Feed the plants moderately with slow release fertilizer. They’re not heavy feeders, but they do appreciate the nutrients. If you’re growing brahmi in water, however, don’t use any fertilizer, as this will just encourage algae growth.

Vamsha Nature Care Ayurvedic Medicine Bacopa Monnieri, Neer Brahmi Live Plant

Plantsworld Brahmi, Gotu Kola, Mandukaprani - Centella Asiatica Live Plant

Plants & Pots Brahmi Plant with High Plastic Pot

Brahmi Tablets:

Baidyanath Brahmi Bati - 30 Tablets (Pack of 2)

Himalaya Wellness Pure Herbs Brahmi Mind Wellness - 60 Tablet

Natural Herbal Trendy Mehndi

Radico 100% Organic Hibiscus With 100 % Natural Herbal Trendy Mehndi ( Combo),100g

HerbalValley Brain Power Capsule with 7 Herbal Ingredients for Better Memory, 60 Capsules

Healthvit Bramhvit Bramhi Powder - 250 mg (60 Capsules, Pack of 2)

Brahmi Stamps

Himalaya Mentat Syrup - 200 ml

For hair:

Jovees Henna & Brahmi Herbal Mehandi 150 g

Herb Island Brahmi Powder for Hair

Combo - GOSEVA Hair Cleansing Shampoo & Brahmi Amla Hair Oil (Aloevera)

Earthy Sapo Reetha Shampoo Bar - Suitable For Dry Hair

Auravedic Hair Fall Control Shampoo - Paraben & SLS Free Hair care

Brahmi Granules:

Jain Memovit Plus Brahmi Granules 500g

Memovit Plus Brahmi Granules 200g

Naturmed's Brahmi Powder 200 Grams Jar

Khandige Organic Certified Brahmi Rasayana, 250g (Multicolour, KOHP_08)


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