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12 Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) : The Miraculous Herb - Wellness Love.

Brahmi scientifically called Bacopa monnieri is used in ayurveda medicines since centuries mainly for increasing concentration, attention span and intelligence. Interesting, the leaves too resemble the cerebellum part of the brain.

Brahmi usually grows in tropical wet climate and can live in submerged water making it aquatic plant too. It can also be grown in pots so that it is easily accessible for use.

Brahmi contains compound called bacosides which are responsible for the wide benefits of brahmi. Now, let us move on to the benefits of brahmi :

1. Improves memory :

Brahmi consumption has been linked to increased term, short term and long term memory.
It also has calming effect on brain thereby reducing  anxiety and stress.

2. Antioxidant rich Brahmi :

The powerful bacosides compound in brahmi is antioxidant rich which means it prevents the damage caused by free radicals.  This damage by free radicals affects brain, heart and other organs.
Therefore, consumption of brahmi may prevent :
Neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's  disease.

3. Brahmi on respiratory system:

Brahmi leaves when chewed raw or taken as tea reduces the symptoms of asthma.  It clears out the phlegm and reduces the inflammation in throat and other parts of respiratory system.

4. Reduces blood sugar levels :

Brahmi also reduces blood sugar levels and therefore can be used by diabetics in leading a healthy lifestyle.

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5. Reduces joint pain :

Brahmi is useful for people suffering from arthritis.  The nitric oxide in brahmi helps in vasodialation of blood vessels there by decreasing pain perception and reducing symptoms of arthritis.

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6. Brahmi on Heart :

Brahmi reduces blood pressure. It also has calming effect which reduces anxiety and stress thereby decreasing the risk of heart diseases.

7. Brahmi on immunity:

Its antioxidant rich content helps in strengthening immune system.

8. Skin and hair :

Brahmi helps in removing the toxins in skin because of its rich antioxidant nature and helps in skin regeneration.
Brahmi oil helps in removing dandruff and itchy scalp. It also prevents premature greying of hair and regeneration of new hair follicles also giving cooling affect to scalp.

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9. Improves the quality of sleep :

Brahmi treats insomnia . Since it reduces anxiety and stress it provides restful mind improving the quality of sleep.

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10. Helps in digestion:

Brahmi has anti inflammatory effects which soothes gastric ulcers and also helps in digestion.

11. Reduces symptoms of ADHD :

Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder which affects kids is developmental disorder characterised by increased hyperactivity, reduced attention span, restlessness, anxiety. Studies have shown brahmi consumption decreases these symptoms.  

12. Anti cancer property:

The antioxidant and anti inflammatory actions of brahmi may have anti cancer property.

Note :

There is no research of brahmi safety on pregnant women. Therefore, it is better to avoid in this phase.
Although brahmi is considered safe, some of them may experience stomach related side effects such as nausea , vomiting , and diarrhoea.

How to use Brahmi :

1.  You can chew the raw leaves . Make sure you wash the leaves well before eating .
2.  Wash and sundry the leaves and powder it . Put a spoon or two in warm water and drink it.
3.  Make a paste of fresh leaves and apply it on face and hair .
There are capsules and powder form in market.  Consult doctor before taking it.

Conclusion :

Brahmi is a herb with wonderful benefits mainly used for memory boost and concentration. Use this herb in your lifestyle and reap its benefits.  If you found this article informative, please share it with your family and friends.

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