Brahmi- Bacopa Monnieri
‘Brahmi’ is a common plant found in India known for its memory-boosting properties. The word is derived from the word ‘Brahman’, the Deity of Creation of the Universe or Higher Intelligence. Also known as ‘Saraswata’ named after Goddess Saraswati- Goddess of Learning. Its mode of action is similar to drug Mandookaparni (Centella asiatica).
Botanical name: Bacopa monnieri
English name: Water Hyssop
Sanskrit name: Brahmi, Saraswata, Vayastha
Malayalam name: Neerbrahmi/Brahmi
|Used for Psychiatric disorders like OCD, Manic Depressive Psychosis, Depression, ADHD, etc
|Promotes brain development and growth. Improves cognition skills, Speech, and Limb Coordination
|Excellent Memory booster
|Excellent Nerve Tonic
|Enhances longevity and lifespan
|Rich in Anti-oxidants; Anti-leprotic- Acts against Skin diseases
|Anti-tussive (acts against cough) and relieves excessive phlegm. Hence can be used in Asthmatic patients
|Digestive and Carminative- enhances digestive fire
|Anti-inflammatory- Acts against Inflammation and Anti-pruritic- Acts against Itching of skin
|Anti-aging and Rejuvenative
|Anti-diabetic and Anti-Hypertensive
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Nicotinic acid, Brahmine, Herpestine, Alanine, Monnierin, B-sitosterol
-Causes Bradycardia (low heart rate) in some patients.
-Not tolerated well in some patients with Acidity or Gastric Ulcer issues
Ayurvedic formulations containing Brahmi
CAUTION: All of the medications described here are being used solely for educational reasons. This does not replace seeking expert medical advice. Before using any medications, please seek the advice of a licensed Ayurvedic practitioner. Please keep out of the reach of children.
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