Brahmi is an herb known for its ability to strengthen the functions of the brain and psyche and support the nervous system. It has been used in Ayurveda for centuries, and in Sanskrit it means "feminine essence", or "universal consciousness". It is associated with the creative potential that comes from pure consciousness.
Brahmi, or brahmi, is a small creeping plant with many branches, which is found in India, especially in the northeastern regions. The leaves are toothed, oblong, dry and fleshy, and the flowers are white or light gray. It grows on naturally moist soil, near shallow waters and swamps. The plant is made into a nutritional supplement that improves mental abilities, intellect, spirit and cognitive abilities. It also acts as an anti-anxiety agent and is used in mental disorders. It is suitable even for children who are restless.
The herb is also used to treat dementia and Alzheimer's disease. According to research, its intake helps to create new neural pathways and reduces oxidative stress in the brain. This maintains a clear mind as we age. Brami's active ingredients balance stress hormones and thus achieve a calming effect. In India, many people chew its leaves to reduce anxiety. It is when chewed or taken as tea that it helps with breathing.
The antioxidants contained in the plant help for a healthy lifestyle. They eliminate free radicals - the hazardous waste products of cell metabolism that lead to cell death or even mutation into cancerous ones. Free radicals affect everything from the skin to the cardiovascular system, so regular intake of Brahms ensures a healthy metabolism and all quality of life.
What is Brahmi used for in Ayurveda?
In Ayurveda, the herb is mainly used to treat colds, armor, colds and blocked sinuses. It cleanses the secretions and quickly soothes inflammation in the throat and respiratory tract. Brahmi also boosts immunity. Its nutritional properties are enhanced by its antioxidant ingredients, which shorten the time of action of our body against pathogens, viruses and bacterial infections. It is also used in epilepsy because of its beneficial effects on neural pathways. The juice of the plant quickly heals wounds and skin diseases, reducing the appearance of scars and making the skin soft and healthy.
In the practice of Ayurveda, the herb of "Divine Grace" is used for Rasayana (rejuvenation) and promotes Ojas. This is the subtle energy that is found in the heart chakra. It is the highest form of energy, which depends on the spiritual state of a person. Ojas is believed to be exactly 8 drops and reducing it leads to illness and death. According to one of the greatest Ayurvedic treatises, Ojas is spread from the heart through the body through 10 large blood vessels, and without it human existence is impossible.
The Brahmi plant is known as the best brain tonic in Ayurveda. In addition to the mind, nervous system and skin, it is also used to treat addictions to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, food, sugar, and even sexual. Its effect on the brain and nervous system helps to reduce appetite and calm the emotions and outbursts that are characteristic of the period of giving up these addictions.
Although useful for many things, the herb is best avoided by people with tachycardia and who have a sensitive stomach or ulcer. In specific conditions, it is a good idea to consult an Ayurvedic doctor before taking Brahmi.
In Ayurveda, the herb is also used for depression. Science itself distinguishes several types, and Brahmi is used to treat Pita depression. This species is extremely serious and dangerous and can lead to suicidal thoughts. According to the treatment, ginkgo biloba tea is taken twice a day. The scalp and feet are rubbed with coconut oil the night before bed, and warm drops of Brahmi are prepared for the nose. Put 3 to 5 drops in each nostril.
Brahmi oil is used to relieve stress and soothe hot inflammatory energy such as pita dosha. It is applied directly on the patient's head. The oil is kept in a special bowl above the forehead and a thin stream is poured between the eyes. Then massage lightly into the scalp and hair and leave for at least 1 hour. It is believed that the oil soaks into the skin through the scalp and helps blood circulation and brain activity. After the procedure, the patient feels calm and improves memory.
Although treatment with Brahmi oil can be very soothing, in some people it can lead to a slow pulse as a side effect. If swallowed, it can cause an upset stomach. However, in order to achieve the desired positive effect, the therapy needs to be repeated for several months.
The herb can also be taken for fever, chronic cough, and asthma. Make a paste of the plant powder, mixed with a little water and heat in a pan. Apply on the chest and leave for 30-40 minutes. At high temperature, add finely chopped onion to the pasta.
Especially to treat stress and improve brain function, Brahmi needs to be taken every day for a minimum of 2-3 months to feel the effect. For some people who have taken it, it even takes a year before it works. However, the herb is a long-term antidote for anxiety symptoms. Successfully soothes anxious thoughts and panic attacks. Tablets from it are sold freely and available on the Internet.
It is also often used to increase libido in men and women and in problems with reproduction. There are also benefits for digestive disorders and soothing allergies. It can be safely taken daily. However, if symptoms such as fatigue, tiredness, dizziness, or an unusual heart rhythm are felt, the dose should be reduced.
What else can Brahms help?
- It is well known that the liver is the main detoxifying organ of the human body. According to studies, the Brahmi plant can help promote liver function and natural detoxification. It calms outbursts of negative emotions, which greatly contribute to liver disease.
- The herb is also used in the treatment of asthma in people who are prone to sweating, irritability and need to cool the air.
- It also has a beneficial effect on unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Some women show irritability, anger and a desire to argue.
- Brami has a positive effect on the circulatory and cardiovascular systems and normalizes blood pressure.
- With regular use eliminates the tendency to overeat and its intake is useful in the treatment of obesity and overweight.
In some places the plant is also called Bakopa. There is a warning that it may increase the effect of some sedatives, barbiturates and opiate drugs. This requires consultation with a specialist if you are taking other medications. In pregnancy and lactation, a doctor's opinion is also mandatory before taking the plant in any form.
Despite its many beneficial properties, it is known that Brahms mainly help to strengthen the mind and consciousness. In Ayurveda it is mainly used for nervous disorders, headaches, increased stress, epilepsy and sinusitis. In India, it is one of the most important anti-aging and longevity remedies. It has an extremely beneficial effect on the immune system, and is used by students to increase mental performance. People over the age of 50 should take it at least once a year for 50 days to improve their brain function and increase their life expectancy, experts advise.