Medicinal Properties & Uses Of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri / Herb of Grace)

        Brahmi a herb that grows wildly and that is truly a gift of God to the humankind. It is widely available locally and plays a great role as single herb for many diseases. It has been using by the Ayurvedic Acharyas from long back. In few regions of India Centella asiatica is also called as Brahmi so that part to be remember. So let us know about it.
Scientific Name 
Ø  Bacopa monnieri
Interesting Facts
Ø  Susrutu Samhita as a medhya rasayana–class herb taken to sharpen intellect and attenuate mental deficits
Ø  Its ability to grow in water makes it a popular aquarium plant.
Ø  Hemadri's Commentary on Aṣṭangahdaya (Ayuvedarasayana) treats maṇḍukapaṛṇi(C. asiatica) as a synonym of brahmi
Ø  Brahmi is also the name given to Centella asiatica, particularly in North India, and Kerala
Medicinal Properties & Uses 
Ø  Brahmi, improves our memory
Ø  Used widely in treating Mental illness.
Ø  Found effective in Epilepsy.
Ø  Useful in leprosy
Ø  Useful in sleeplessness
Ø  Acts good in treating joint pains
Ø  Used with other herbs in treatment of rheumatism.
Ø  Useful in treating Asthma
Ø  Useful in Anaemia
Ø  Useful in Splenomegaly or Enlarged spleen
Ø  Useful in ulcers
Ø  Useful in ascites 9Accumulation of fluid in Abdomen commonly seen in Liver cirrhosis),
Ø  Useful in treatment of various types of Arbud (Tumours)
Side effects
Ø  Brahmi tested in rats and found decrease spermatogenesis, sperm count, and fertility in male mice
Ø  Brahmi abdominal discomfort if taken in excess
Ø  Brahmi increased intestinal motility if taken in excess
Ø  Brahmi causes nausea if taken in excess
Ø  Cap. Brahmi (Himalaya)
Ø  Tab. Brahmi Vati (Classical Preparation)
Ø  Brahmi Ghrita (Classical Ghee Based Preparation)

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