Brahmi is a plant that grows in India, Nepal and China. In these countries, it is well known for the beneficial properties it distills.
In botanical terminology, the plant is called Bacopa monnieri, but in India it is known by different names, including Brahmi, which directly refers to the main divinity of Hinduism.
Brahmi is often used in the West, especially for its ability to act favorably on cognitive function: memory, information processing capacity, learning, concentration and mental acuity are thus reinforced. We speak of a spirit booster, but also of an adaptogenic plant, so that we already find Brahmi-based food supplements on the market, very popular among students who face the stress of the exams.
In fact, in Ayurveda, Bacopa Monnieri has been used since ancestral times for many other types of health problems, such as epilepsy and asthma. However for these precise treatments it is necessary to involve a specialist, as there may be side effects if this plant is used carelessly.
Bacopa Monnieri, what is this plant?
It is a succulent aquatic plant, also sold to decorate aquariums. It grows in freshwater but also in brackish waters; It is found, for example, in the natural state on the island of Java. In India, considered as a traditional plant, it is cultivated more intensively.
Recently, some properties to fight against Alzheimer's have emerged, but they still have to be explored. On the other hand, studies carried out in Australia on cognitive performance show that the Brahmi extract really seems to be able to improve the ability to retain information.
The advice regarding its use remains nevertheless to follow the dosage without abusing it. The Brahmi is still little known in the West. In India, it is found in the oldest texts of the Ayurvedic. We are accustomed to fragmenting the plant in its various components: but it seems more interesting and useful to see the plant as a whole, as it is in nature.
Brahmi is also known as water hyssop because it grows in water. Hyssopus officinalis (hyssopus officinalis) has also been used for a long time for therapeutic purposes, such as asthma, as prescribed by Ayurveda.
Brahmi has been used for centuries to prepare natural remedies for body and mind. Exceptional against perturbations of hair and scalp like dandruff, gray hair, or even hair loss; Brahmi is also useful for Ayurvedic treatments when it comes to fighting headaches, stress, anxiety, insomnia and much more.
Among the active ingredients that make Brahmi an ideal curative plant for the treatment of many diseases and conditions, is its high content of saponins (bacosides and flavonoids).
Let's see how to use Brahmi to prepare effective natural remedies to treat skin, hair, sleep disorders and emotional disorders.
Benefits and healing properties of Brahmi oil and powder
Among the benefits you will derive from the use of Brahmi, the one worth mentioning first is certainly its extraordinary relaxing and soothing power for body and mind. It goes without saying that, if we are relaxed, it is easier to sleep well at night. Farewell insomnia and hello sleep quality and repair!
Brahmi is also very useful for improving memory and concentration, thanks to its high content of bacoside and bacopaside, it acts as a true fountain of youth for the brain. Brahmi is considered the ideal natural remedy for fighting stress and lowering anxiety. For this virtue, this plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.
Brahmi oil and powder are not only effective against mind disorders, but also prove to be excellent remedies for fighting dandruff and hair loss. Among the lesser known effects of Brahmi are its exceptional antioxidant properties and its ability to strengthen the cardiovascular system, but also to protect the respiratory system and stimulate the production of a beneficial hormone of the thyroid.
Natural remedies and home cures based on Brahmi oil or powder
Do you have memory problems? Do you suffer from chronic stress or insomnia? Are you looking for a natural sedative with minimal contraindications? You lose your hair? Dandruff and itchy scalp make you crazy? Do you want to slow the progression of gray hair? Try Brahmi, available in powder or oil.
As demonstrated by several scientific studies, the high bacopaside content of Brahmi is an exceptional weapon for fighting stress and anxiety, leading to beneficial emotional calm, which improves concentration and memory. For this reason, Brahmi is particularly known and used students during exams.
If you choose Brahmi powder, simply mix one or two teaspoons in a glass of water and drink the water obtained 2 times a day. Alternatively, you can add the same amount of Brahmi powder to a homemade yoghurt or fruit juice or vegetable. Brahmi powder is indicated for relieving stress, asthma, concentration problems, insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Brahmi oil is also ideal for treating insomnia (attention it should not be ingested) but used in massage on the temples and neck before going to bed; But it is particularly indicated against dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss.
Simply put 10 to 25 drops of Brahmi oil on your fingers and gently massage the scalp. Leave the Brahmi oil-based treatment in place for one hour.
Brahmi: natural remedy for hair loss
In order to fight or alleviate hair loss, mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of Brahmi powder with very hot water. Let it stand for 30 minutes and apply the mixture to dry hair. Leave on for 50 minutes. Finally rinse with a mixture of water and vinegar.
To maximize the effect, Brahmi powder can be mixed with other herbal powders such as Amla, Bringhraj, Shikaki or Neem. These make it possible to reinforce the stems and the roots of the hair in a natural way.
Of course, you do not need to go to India or China to find the Brahmi. You can find it on the Internet, in a shop specializing in natural products, or even at your trusted herbalist in the form of oil or powder.
Tips: to improve the benefits of bacopa in general and for the improvement of cognitive functions, association with medicinal plants ginkgo, omega 3 (linseed oil or salmon oil) and possibility of association with soya lecithin.
· - With very powerful adaptogenic plant rhodiola to decrease the internal tension in the body.
· - With griffonia, perfect for nervous exhaustion and overwork.
· - The cola has very good synergy with the Brahmi.
· - With Pfaffia Paniculata to restore long-term sleep.
· - For hair loss with nettle or jojoba oil.
The ancient Ayurvedic writings recommend the plant as stimulating mental functions, anxiety, depression, epileptic convulsions, neurological disorders.