Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) –Ayurveda’s Favorite Child – Herb of Grace

Brahmi- the name of the plant is derived from lord Brahma, the god of creativity. It is a unique herb which is known for its adaptogenic properties and brain booster medicine. This magical herb is called Ayurveda’s favourite child. Bacopa is always approached in the religious, social, and medical treatises of India since the time of Vedic civilization.

Scientific name of Brahmiis Bacopa monnieri. It is an ayurvedic herb belonging to family plantaginaceae and also known as water hyssop, thyme-leaved gratiola, and herb of grace. It is grown as staple plant. Leaves of Brahmi are Powerful antioxidants and reduce inflammation. Bacoside A, Bacoside B, Bacosaponins, Betulinic acid are the bioactive principles of Brahmi.

Scientific study proves that it improves cognitive skills, and stimulates the mind to improve memory and concentration. It is also said that this memory enhancer drug has tremendous effect in disorder of Alzheimer’s. The plant is also beneficial for reducing hair loss and early greying. It also helps in prevent anxiety and stress by elevating mood and reducing cortisol levels and provides sound sleep. It is medically proven that extract of plant lowers blood pressure levels. 

Folks claims that paste or oil of Brahmi have tremendous effect in certain disease conditions, including alopecia, as well as promotes hair growth and skin glow. Brahmi is marketed in various forms such as juice, capsule, tablet, paste, oil and infusion. Apart from this, it has variety of medicinal properties such as;

  • Anti-inflammatory:The herb is used to treat rheumatism, arthritis and gout. It plays a vital role in pain management.
  • Anti-ulcer: The herbs soothes gastric ulcers and have remarkable impact on irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Anti-asthmatic: the herb is giving relief against ailments of asthma, cold and cough and also remove excess mucus from the lungs.
  • Anti-cancer properties:Bacosides, a powerful chemical moiety of Brahmi has excellent anticancer properties.