Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera): Aside from increasing intellectual and cognitive function, Brahmi induces a sense of calm and peace in its users.
Bacopa Monniera is unique in its ability to invigorate mental processes whilst reducing the effects of stress and nervous anxiety.
This makes Brahmi extremely applicable in highly stressful work or study environments where clarity of thought is as important as being able to work under pressure.
Many people have the intelligence to perform to strict standards, but lack the composure and self-confidence to reach them.
Additionally, Brahmi helps soothe the restlessness and distraction that nervousness causes.
Brahmi is ideal for students and workers faced with this problem.
Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera) is small shallow rooted creeper which grows in marshy wetlands all over the Indian sub-continent.
It is rich in the alkaloids Brahmine, and herpestine and Vitamin C. The goodness of the Brahmi plant is contained in its leaves and can be used in salads and sandwiches.
BRAHMI – THE HERB
Brahmi is small shallow rooted creeper which grows in marshy wetlands all over the Indian sub-continent.
It is rich in the alkaloids Brahmine, and herpestine and Vitamin C.
The goodness of the Brahmi plant is contained in its leaves and can be used in salads and sandwiches.
Reduces Anxiety : Brahmi is considered a powerful herb in Ayurveda. It relaxes the nerves, reduces anxiety and soothes the brain cells.
Many Ayurvedic preparations add Brahmi to reduce mental restlessness and extreme sexual desire.
Regular consumption of Brahmi restores mental calm and refreshes the mind and alleviates mental depression, anxiety and stress.
Boosts Mental Functioning : Brahmi boosts the functioning of the brain cells and increases mental alertness, memory and intelligence.
It is a popular supplement for students appearing for crucial academic examinations. Brahmi is known to increase mental retention, focus and concentration.
Geriatric Mental Tonic : Brahmi has been found to be very effective in reducing geriatric forgetfulness and mental disorientation as well as keeping diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay.
Its anti-oxidant properties reduce degeneration of brain cells and keep one’s mental faculties youthful and alert.
De-addiction : For those trying to battle alcoholism and drug addiction, Brahmi is a useful herbal supplement.
It helps to detoxify the system and its anti-oxidant properties minimize the damage cased by toxins and chemicals present in narcotics, alcohol as well as in the medications used in the process of de-addiction.
The natural stimulants present in Brahmi protect the brain cells from permanent damage and help in the process brain cell rejuvenation.
Blood Purifier : Brahmi is a natural anti-pyretic as well as an anti inflammatory. It treats fever, joint pain and inflammation, chronic cough and asthma.
Its blood cleansing properties reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Hair Tonic : Brahmi oil is a popular hair tonic. Oil extract from the Brahmi plant is used as a hair tonic in India. Regular use of Brahmi hair oil, nourishes the hair roots and scalp.
It reduces hair fall, premature baldness, clears scalp dandruff and makes the hair healthy and lustrous.
Bacopa monnieri -Ancient Ayurvedic Supplement for Cognitive Decline- FORD BREWER MD MPH
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ABOUT THIS VIDEO:
Bacopa monnieri is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment for improved cognitiion, decreased depression and anxiety. It is also called Brahmi ( along with it’s companion Gotu kola).
Dale Bredesen, in The End of Alzheimer’s, says it improves cholinergic function. Others say it is an antioxidant that passes the blood/brain barrier.
Standard use is 300 mg of the active ingredient bacocides.
The science is not incredibly strong. But there are a few well-designed, but underpowered (too few subjects).
If you investigate the science, you will likely see the Portland study. It was, like the others, underpowered, with 54 total participants.
They did see decreased depression and anxiety and improved cognition using objective studies. P values were low, as would be expected with such small numbers.
Courtesy of Ford Brewer MD MPH
Brahmi (Bacopa Monniera) is useful in treating :
- -Forgetfulness and memory Loss
- -Geriatric mental deterioration
- -Mental stress and anxiety
- -IBS( irritable bowel syndrome ) caused by stress
- -Mental Illnesses, hysteria & nervous breakdown
- -Chronic Cough
- -Hair loss and premature graying
Brahmi and other herb combinations : Since Brahmi in its pure form suppresses appetite, it is used in combination with natural digestive stimulants such as ginger or cardamom.
When used in combination with Tagara or Gotu Kola, Brahmi acts as a sedative and effective in treating sleep disorders.