Brahmi’s Health Benefits

The Brahmi is a plant from India in areas up to 1320 meters of altitude. The herb is also found in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Pakistan, Taiwan, China and the United States, mainly in swampy areas like Florida and Hawaii. Also called Bacopa Monnieri, it is a creeping grass with long leaves and white or purple flowers.

Brahmi is a key herb in Ayurvedic Medicine. The use of the plant is described in classic books on Indian medicine. In this tradition, the herb balances the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Doshas are energies that govern human existence and are represented by air, fire, water, earth and ether. The purpose of Bacopa Monnieri is to stabilize the emotional, extinguishing anxiety and insomnia.

The herb is mistaken for centella asiatica. However, brahmi and centella asia are different. Brahmi is cultivated in hot, humid areas, while centella thrives in tropical climates and highlands. Another difference is that centella has more medicinal properties. Centella asia extract is more effective in reducing keloids and fibrous tissue accumulation after surgery.


The half-bitter, half-sweet flavor of Bacopa Monnieri enhances the emotional. Brahmi also brings longevity and can be used by children and adults. The best known benefit is stimulating chemical processes in the brain. However, the herb has other properties, including promoting beauty. Consuming Indian herb in tea, extract or oil form is very good for your health. Check out the benefits of brahmi.

  • Improves the functioning of the nervous system

The herb strengthens, stimulates formation and facilitates communication between neurons. The brahmi decreases the density of neurons, which increases the capacity for concentration, learning and memory. All of this significantly reduces the risk of epilepsy and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. To take advantage of these properties, eat 2 or 3 leaves a day or drink brahmi tea, check out the recipe:

  • ½ teaspoon of dried brahmi leaves;
  • ½ teaspoon of tuli leaves (Indian herb known as holy basil);
  • 2 cups of water;
  • Honey or lemon drops (optional)

Place herbs in boiling water. Wait 3 minutes and add honey or lemon.

  • Decreases stress and anxiety

Chewing 2 or 3 leaves of brahmi or drinking tea helps to reduce stress. Taking brahmi capsules also has the same effect. The Indian herb helps to lower the level of cortisol, a stress-related hormone.

  • Detoxifies the liver

One of the properties of brahmi is to keep the liver functioning properly. In this way, the organ eliminates toxins, mainly from processed foods.

  • Strengthens the immune system

Brahmi tea stimulates the production of antibodies and maintains the health of T cells, which are very important for strengthening the immune system. The herb is also rich in antioxidants that keep cells healthy, helping to ward off infectious, bacterial and many types of cancer.

  • protect the heart

Brahmi relaxes muscles, vessels and arteries, which helps to balance blood pressure. Indian herb also lowers blood sugar level. Interestingly, it also helps prevent neonatal hypoglycemia, a sudden drop in blood sugar in newborns. This condition can compromise the baby’s cognitive ability. Consult your pediatrician before offering the herb to the child.

  • brahmi for healthy hair

Brahmi oil is the Indian woman’s secret for vibrant yarn. To use it, it is necessary to mix it with another oil, as it is very strong. One suggestion is to combine it with coconut oil. You can moisten it, apply the oil 20 minutes before washing your hair. After the period, wash, condition, moisturize and finish as usual. The result? Hydrated, strong and fast-growing threads. People with dandruff can also use brahmi oil on their hair, massaging the scalp.

  • Reduces skin inflammation

Rubbing brahmi leaves into the skin helps to reduce redness and swelling caused by allergies. Consult doctor before applying. Brahmi oil disinfects and helps to heal wounds. Again, don’t use the leaves or oil without medical advice.

  • Alleviates symptoms of respiratory problems

The last benefit of brahmi improves lung function. The plant helps to treat bronchitis and asthma attacks. But, seek medical advice before including the herb in the treatment.


Do not use brahmi without medical advice and for more than 12 weeks. Without these precautions, the herb can cause headaches, cramps, nausea and vomiting. People with blood problems cannot consume the herb, to avoid bleeding. The last contraindication is for people with low blood pressure. This audience may experience dizziness, muscle fatigue and palpitations.


Brahmi or Bacopa Monnieri is one of those herbs full of medicinal properties, but unknown. Thankfully, the internet is there to make life easier for lovers of herbs and other healthy foods. Sites like Mercado Livre and Amazon usually sell exotic plants. Brahmi capsules, on the other hand, can be purchased at health food stores, oriental food stores and compounding pharmacies.

What did you think of the benefits of brahmi? Leave your opinion and continue to smell the curiosities about healthy eating.

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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