Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) also known as Bacopa is a perennial, creeping herb with numerous branches that grows in wetlands and marshy places. Brahmi is native to India but has spread throughout the tropics. Brahmi has great value in Ayurvedic medicine mainly used as brain and mental tonic to treat Alzheimer disease, memory loss, insanity, insomnia and other mental illness.
Brahmi leaves grow alternately on the soft hairy stem. Brahmi blooms small white-purplish flowers with four or five petals. Brahmi flowers bloom in most months of the year, while Brahmi fruit is oval and sharp at apex.
Brahmi is a popular brain tonic. It is used to promote overall mental health while rejuvenating the optimal function of the brain. Brahmi is believed to provide the following health benefits.
- Improves mental cognition
- Improves the retention of memory
- Improves concentration
- Insanity cure
- Convulsions treatment
- Senility cure
- Prevents Epilepsy attacks
- Sedative effect that does not dull the senses
- Alzheimer Disease treatment
Brahmi in Ayurvedic Medicine. Brahmi has long history in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is widely used for its effect in blood circulation that promotes efficient function of the liver, lungs and the kidneys.
Brahmi is traditionally used to treat skin problems including psoriasis, eczema, abscess and ulceration. Brahmi is used to stimulate skin cell regeneration and growth.
Brahmi is used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine as brain tonic. Brahmi has naturally occurring nitric oxide that according to studies have positive effects in brain activity. Brahmi has Bacosides that release nitric oxide that relaxes the aorta and veins allowing smooth blood flow that nourishes the nerve cells, improving cognitive capability, promote mental clarity and focus.
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