Brahmi herb (Bacopa Scrophulariaceae or Gotu Kola) is helpful in treating amnesia and acts as a mental tonic. It has two famous varieties ‘Matsyaksi’ and ‘Mandukaparni,’ both are equally beneficial for enhancing memory. In Ayurveda, it has long used in the treatment of many disorders mainly those involving poor mind, anxiety, and intellect. In the earlier days, it was used to enhance concentration and memory development.
It has neuroprotective and antioxidant effects that provide extra mental benefits like reduction of mental fatigue. It helps to recall memory and reduces stress and nervousness. According to ayurvedic experts, it offers improved psychological power and sharpens the mind by stimulating both the halves of the brain. It boosts the number of neurotransmitters and maintains good chemical balance in the brain. Gotu Kola also safeguards brain cells form destruction. It improves general ability, IQ levels, mental concentration, and behavioral patterns in children. Brahmi is beneficial for boosting confidence, memory recall, and mental clarity. It is most commonly used to improve alertness, academic performance, and learning.
Tip 1: Brahmi Drink
You Will Need:
- 7 almonds
- 1/2 gram pepper
- 7 grams Brahmi
- Honey or jaggery
- Take Brahmi and dry it in under the shade of sun.
- Then crush it in water to form a paste.
- Add pepper and almonds to it.
- Strain the mix and sweeten it with jaggery or honey.
- Drink it every morning for a fortnight on an empty stomach.
Tip 2: Brahmi Leaves Juice
- Extract juice from Brahmi leaves and consume 1 to tablespoon few times a day daily.
- You can also add honey to it.
- Heat one glass of milk and pour it into a container.
- Add 1/2 to 1/2 teaspoon Gotu Kola powder in it.
- Now add cardamom and drink it twice daily.
- You can also add ghee to it.
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Neuroprotective effects of Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) on novel object recognition and NMDAR1 immunodensity in the prefrontal cortex, striatum and hippocampus of sub-chronic phencyclidine rat model of schizophrenia. URL link.