Brahmi –Bacopa monniera–
Also Known As–
Jalnaveri, Jalanimba, Sambrani Chettu, Thyme-leaved Gratiola.
Aerial parts, leaves and stalks.
India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan.
- Brahmi is a therapeutic herb commonly used as a memory enhancer, aphrodisiac and a health tonic.
- According to Dr. Akhilesh Sharma, Ayurvedic Expert, “Brahmi is excellent for improving your brain functions and strengthening your memory.
- It enhances the three aspects of memory which include long term memory, short term memory and the retaining capacity.
- Brahmi has a cooling property which keeps the mind calm and free of anxiety. It also promotes sound sleep.
- It decreases the levels of cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone
- Brahmi helps in re-building brain tissues.
- It has a positive effect on the hippocampus part of the brain that is responsible for intelligence, concentration and memory
- Relieve anxiety and depression.
- Brahmi is full of antioxidants that are essential for living a healthy life. Antioxidants help in removing free radicals that can further mutate into cancer cells.
- Regular consumption of Brahmi helps in strengthening your immune system.
- Brahma can be a great remedy that provides relief from arthritis.
- Brahmi is known for regulating the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes and may help improve symptoms of hypoglycaemia.
- Brahmi oil is great for treating a dry scalp and preventing hair fall.
- The antioxidant components not only help in rejuvenating your scalp but also promote regeneration of healthy hair.
- Brahmi is good for treating hair problems like dandruff, itchiness and formation of split ends. Moreover, massaging the scalp with Brahmi oil is known to be very soothing
- 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.