Brahmi Buti – Bacopa Monnieri
Brahmi (Bacopa) is found especially in the swampy areas near ponds and rivers across India in the northeastern regions.This is found at 4,400 feet above sea level. It is found at the foot of the hills of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Brahmi is one of the famous gifts of Ayurveda to the world.Brahmi has demonstrated anti-anxiety, relaxing, memory-boosting, anti-oxidant, disposed to cancer (anti-cancer), bronchodilatory, immuno-modulating and anti-inflammatory effects in pharmacological studies.Bacopa has been shown in human trials to significantly improve the speed of visual information processing, learning rate and memory consolidation, and state of anxiety.It is also good for internal skin that lines the digestive tract, which supports the functions of healthy microbes. Brahmi is used in treating of psoriasis, eczema, abscess and ulceration.
Often the term Brahmi is also used in connection with Gotu Kola. This is because both have the same qualities. But with the term Brahmi, Bacopa monneiri is the more suitable herb to use. Gotu kola is more commonly called as Manduka Parni.
Other Names of Barhami Boti
- Hindi – mandukaparni
- Telugu – Sambarenu;
- Bengali – Birami
- Marathi_ jalnam
- Panjabi_ Brahmi Buti
- Oriya_ Brahmi
- Tamil_ Nilabrahmi, Vazhukkai
- Telugu- sambarenu, sambrani
- Urdu_ Brahmi
- Kannada – Jala Brahmi
- English – Thyme leaved gratiola, Thyme leafed gratiola, water hyssop, Indian Pennywort, Herb of grace
Benefits Of Brahmi Buti
- Good anti-inflammatory herb
- useful in anemia
- useful in fever
- improves digestion power
- useful in skin diseases.
- relieves itching, useful in pruritis
- useful in spleen disorders
- improves life quality, anti-aging
- useful in psychiatric disorders
- improves intelligence
- improves speech, helps in speech-related development problems in children.
- this improves the quality of voice
- good for the heart acts as cardiac tonic
- useful in asthma, chronic bronchial disorders
- useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
- Brahmi is very useful in reducing blood sugar levels.
Other Benefits of Barhami Buti
Some of its important benefits and uses are given below.
Hair Loss: Applying Brahmi Buti oil on the scalp is good for strengthening the hair follicles. Its messaging is beneficial in checking dandruff, itchiness, the formation of split ends and flakes.
Brahmi For Skin: The presence of the antioxidant in the Ayurvedic herb helps to remove the toxins from the body, especially the epithelium layer improves skin color and stimulates the skin cell growth. It is also good for the internal skin, which are lines of the digestive tract, which support the functions of healthy microbes.
Brahmi For Health: Brahmi is known to revive the mind, increase memory, make better concentration, and to directly affect the quality of consciousness. Bacopa is considered sattvic herbs (promoting subtle awareness). In fact, Bacopa is often used to support meditation as they increase the clarity and subtlety of mind. bacopa work directly to improve the quality of sadhaka pitta and, as tonics for the mind, they are both (bacopa and Gotu kola )indicated in a broad range of mental imbalances—both behavioral and developmental.
More, because Ayurveda illuminates an intimate connection between the heart and the mind, it is Important that both forms of Brahmi are known as heart tonics. While bacopa ( Brahmi and bacopa are a same) is generally preferred for vata aggravations and mental debility due to stress and exhaustion, Gotu kola is preferred in mental or emotional aggravations involving both vata and pitta.
How to Use Brahmi
As aHealth and Brain Tonic: Take 1/2 Tea spoon of Brahmi Buti and 1/2 Tea spoon of Ashwagandha. Add this mixture to 1/2 cup of warm water and 1/2 cup of warm organic whole milk; steep for 15 minutes over low heat. Drink this mixture each morning and again before bed.
Skin issues: Massage warm Brahmi Oil over any effected area. For best results, apply this oil before bed each night to let it soak in overnight.
Hair Loss problem: It can be applied directly on the hair as a leave in conditioner, or as a hot oil scalp massage.