Brahmi Scientific Names

Bacopa monnieri

Brahmi Other Names

English: Herb of Grace, Indian Pennywort, Water Hyssop, Thyme-leafed Gratiola
Hindi: Baam, Jalbooti, Jalneem, Nirbhram

What is Brahmi?

Grown in wetlands and muddy shores of India, Brahmi is a perennial creeping herb that belongs to Plantaginaceae family of plants which is rich in anti-oxidants. It is recognized as a blood purifier which has been reported to have reduce oxidation of fats in our blood streams that increases risk of cardiovascular diseases. It contains saponin compounds that enhances functioning of the brain.

Common forms of Brahmi

Oil, Powder, Capsule and Tablet

Brahmi is commonly used for:

Brahmi Dosage

Juice: 2-4 teaspoons with water once a day before food
Powder: 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon with honey before or after lunch or dinner
Capsule/ Tablet: 1-2 tablet/capsule with milk before or after lunch or dinner
Oil: Used for Sunburn (mixed with coconut) / Hair Loss / Headaches

Brahmi Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Increased bowel movements, stomach cramps, nausea, dry mouth and fatigue.
Not so common side effects: Slows down the heart rate, cause congestion in intestines, increase levels of thyroid hormone and worsen lung conditions such as asthma.
Safety Claim: It is safe for continuous use for up to 12 weeks with recommended dose.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not recommended.
Children: Not recommended.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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