Brahmi

BrahmiBacopa monieri

Part used: Whole plant

Energetics: bitter, sweet, cooling

Actions: Antiviral, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immunomodulating, adaptogenic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, hepatic

Indications: Brain injury and stroke, anxiety. epilepsy

Brahmi has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a neural tonic and memory enhancer. It is thought that ancient Vedic scholars would consume brahmi when they wanted to memorise long hymns and scriptures. It has antiviral, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immunomodulating, adaptogenic, antispasmodic, febrifuge and hepatic properties. Studies have shown evidence that suggests that Brahmi is able to increase cerebral blood flow and potentially reduce the risk of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy [1].