*Brahmi is a very delicate water-loving plant. Its leaf is very similar in appearance to our brain. Our minds have a borderless pattern where any thought or idea can slip through. Brahmi is an herb that assists in enhancing our positive mental qualities by supporting the nervous system and healthy brain function. Consuming the leaf powder directly is said to improve concentration, uplift spiritual wellbeing, and lead to inner peace. Brahmi tea may help in calming down the gut and brain. Pitta dosha in the digestion and in the heart both get balanced due to the gentle cooling property of Brahmi. Externally hair fall due to heat in the follicles is also relieved by it.
*Benefits include promoting mood regulation, relaxing nerves and muscles, relieving stress on the immune system, supporting healthy hair, memory, concentration, and heart health. Brahmi is an antioxidant.
Suggested Use: 1/2-1 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Bacopa Monnieri
Family – Scrophularaceae
English Names -- Water Hyssop, Indian Pennywort, Thyme Leaved Gratiola
Brahmi is a succulent, glabrous, creeping herb, with rooting at nodes. The plant is easily recognized by its spreading habit, sessile and fleshy leaves, and light bluish, purple or white flowers. Leaves are ovate and opposite with dotted lower surface. Flowering occurs chiefly in September–October, sporadically throughout the year. Fruiting occurs simultaneously with flowering. Flowers are solitary, axillary, white or purple-tinged, with short pedicels and two bracteoles.
Physical and chemical properties of Brahmi -
Taste – Bitter and astringent
Quality – Light
Potency – Cold
Post Digestive Effect – Sweet
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