Brahmi (derived from the name of Lord Brahma ) is a perennial herb most well known for its memory-enhancing property.
Brahmi helps to manage cold, chest congestion, and bronchitis by clearing out the mucus from the air passages which helps ease breathing. It also reduces pain and inflammation in the throat and respiratory tract due to its anti-inflammatory property. Taking Brahmi powder along with milk helps improve brain functions by preventing brain cell damage caused by free radicals due to its antioxidant property.
It is used as a memory enhancer and brain tonic for kids due to its property to improve cognition.
Applying Brahmi powder to the scalp helps prevent hair loss as it nourishes and provides strength to the hair. It also disinfects the skin and speeds up the healing process when applied externally.
1.Brahmi for Age-related memory loss
Brahmi helps in managing age-related memory loss when used on a regular basis. According to Ayurveda, the nervous system is controlled by Vata. An imbalance of Vata leads to weak memory or poor mental alertness. Brahmi is useful to enhance memory and gives instant mental alertness. This is due to its Vata balancing and Medhya (improve intelligence) properties
2.Brahmi for Anxiety
Brahmi may be useful in managing anxiety due to its anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) property. It may reduce the symptoms of anxiety and mental fatigue while increasing memory span. Brahmi may also prevent neuroinflammation (inflammation of the nervous tissue) which is responsible for anxiety
3.Brahmi for Asthma
Brahmi may be useful in managing asthma due to its antiasthmatic property. It relaxes the respiratory tract and also helps to manage allergic conditions
4.Brahmi for Improving sexual performance
Brahmi may be useful in managing certain sexual problems. In males, it improves sperm quality and sperm concentration. In females, it may be useful in managing infertility. Brahmi may also stimulate sex drive
5.Brahmi for Pain relief
Brahmi may be useful in managing chronic pains due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also be useful in managing pain caused due to nerve damage or injury. Brahmi blocks the detection of pain by nerve cells thereby reducing pain
6.Brahmi for Depression
Brahmi has neuroprotective, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), and antidepressant properties. These properties may be useful in managing mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, and insanity. Brahmi may be useful in promoting mental health, intellect and improving memory
7.Brahmi for Hair fall
Brahmi helps to control hair fall and promote hair growth when applied to the scalp. This is because hair fall is mainly due to an aggravated Vata dosha in the body. Brahmi acts on hair fall by balancing Vata dosha. It also helps remove excessive dryness. This is due to its Snigdha (oily) and Ropan (healing) properties.
8.Brahmi for Headache
A massage with the paste of Brahmi powder on the head helps to reduce headache especially that starts in your temples and spreads to the central part of your head. This is because of Sita (cold) potency of Brahmi. It helps to remove Pitta's aggravating factors and reduces headaches.
HOW TO USE :
Take 1 teaspoon of Brahmi powder, with honey/Warm water before or after lunch and dinner.