Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)
In Ayurveda, Brahmi is used primarily as a brain tonic, and nerve tonic. It can help
age-related memory loss and cognitive functions.
Brahmi is many times confused with Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica). Gotu Kola is also called
Brhami and used for similar purpose.
The plant is grows as a creeping shrub in damp marshlands. The leaves are thick and succulent.
Normally dried leaves are used for medicinal purposes.
Latin name: Bacopa Monnieri
Sanskrit / Ayurveda name: Brahmi
Rasa: Bitter Sweet Astringent
Guna: Light Fluid
Dosha: Balance Pitta and Kapha. May aggravate Vata
Dhatu (Tissues Entered): All tissues. Primarily Plasma Blood and Nerve
Srota (Channels): Circulatory Digestive Nervous Excretory
- help relax and calm down nerves. Act as a mild sedative
- Helps with memory loss and cognitive functions. Useful with Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Treat epilepsy
- Helps promote nail growth
- Used in hair shampoo to promote hair growth
- Used in hair -oil to better blood circulation in the scalp, help memory and cognitive functions, Used as an
Ayurveda Brain tonic
- Treat eczema, psoriasis, boils and ulcers