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Benefits of Brahmi And Its Side Effects

Brahmi Nutritional Value Health Benefits Uses of Brahmi Side-Effects & Allergies of Brahmi Cultivation of Brahmi
Benefits of Brahmi And Its Side Effects

Brahmi has several health benefits, which are as follows; reduces blood sugars, boost immunity and power, improves skin health, serves for respiratory benefits, ideal for patients of gout and arthritis,treats insomnia and deals with mental disorder, helps in cognitive boost, treats epilepsy.


Brahmi is a creepy perennial non-aromatic herb. The leaves are oblong, succulent and 4-6 mm thick. Leaves are oblanceolate. The flowers are small, actinomorphic and white. It is an aquarium plant.

Nutritional Value of Brahmi

The characteristic compounds of Brahmi are; dammarane-type triterpenoin saponin with jujubogenin, alkaloids brahmine, herpestine.

Health Benefits of Brahmi

Health Benefits of Brahmi
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Brahmi

Cognitive boost and treats cognitive diseases

One of the most prized benefits of brahmi is its ability to stimulate the mind, particularly in terms of memory and concentration. It has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to increase focus and increase retention.

Some of the organic compounds in brahmi stimulate cognitive pathways in the brain to boost cognitive ability. It has the ability to reduce the onset of cognitive disorders as we age, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Research has shown that the presence of amyloid compound in neurons is responsible for brain damage. The bio-chemical bacosides compound in Brahmi effectively stimulates the creation of new neural pathways and lowers oxidative stress in the brain, which keeps our minds sharp well into our old age.

Respiratory benefits

When brahmi is brewed in a tea or chewed as normal leaves, it can seriously boost your respiratory health. It has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for bronchitis, congestion, chest colds, and blocked sinuses. It can clear out excess phlegm and mucus and relieve the inflammation in the throat and respiratory tracts to provide you with rapid relief.

Boost immunity

When consumed in any form, tea, leaves, or otherwise, brahmi can boost up the immune system. The small amount of nutrients is supplemented by the antioxidant compounds to increase the response time of our immune system against pathogens, viruses, or bacterial infection.

Treats epilepsy

The leaves of brahmi have been used as a treatment against epilepsy for thousands of years. This is thought to be due to the effect brahmi has on neural pathways, and it helps to prevent epileptic fits, as well as other forms of mental disease, including bipolar disorder and neuralgia.

Improves skin immunity

Spreading brahmi juice or oil on the affected area , speeds up wound healing and disinfect the skin. It can reduce the appearance of scarring and leave you with smooth, healthy skin enriched with its natural essential oils.

Reduces blood sugar

Brahmi is known for regulating the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes and may help improve symptoms of hypoglycemia.

Ideal for patients of gout and arthritis

Brahmi can be a great remedy that provides relief from arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions. It also helps in soothing gastric ulcers and treating an irritable bowel syndrome.

Treats imsomnia and deals with mental disorders

Massaging the scalp with Brahmi oil helps to overcome sleep disorder, which in turn cures depression, anxiety, tension and stress. It is recommended that a person suffering from such negative domains of health should massage his head every night with this oil. It is helpful with hyperactive children too.

Brahmi oil has refreshing effects on mind, used as mental tonic that helps in focused concentration, increasing memory power, mental alertness, amnesia and Alzheimer’s. In fact, Brahmi has nitric oxide, which has positive impacts on the brain functioning and mental clarity.

Uses of Brahmi

Brahmi is used in pharmaceutical labs to make tablets, and powder and oil. brahmi is also used to make salads. brahmi leaves are also used for cooking several dishes.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Brahmi

Overdose of Brahmi may lead to dry mouth, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, palpitation, and nausea.

Cultivation of Brahmi

Brahmi is native to wetlands of Eastern and Western India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and Northern and Southern America. Brahmi is well grown in warm and humid tropical to sub-tropical climates in damp and marshy areas. The plant prefers acidic soil with a temperature range of 30°C-40°C and relative humidity of 60% - 65%.

Popular Questions & Answers

What is the health benefit of Brahmi? Does it leave any negative impact on heart rate or pulse rate? What is it's proper dose?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
People do eat one capsule of brahmi everyday but I have not heard about any side effects of this supplement, may be there are no studies done on a large number of cases as it is never taken alone but as a supplement along with lots of other medici...
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I am taking lesuride 25 once in a day from last 8 weeks. My doctor prescribed me this tab for acidity burp and depression. When I trying to stop it the symptoms come again. Can I continue it for long? I feel very well when I take lesuride 25 at night.

General Physician, Udaipur
Hello lybrate-user, yes you can continue lesuride, it has some side effects of vertigo, sleepliness, but you can continue it if it's not bothersome. I would personally suggest you to start on capsule pan-d 40 mg, empty stomach after getting up fro...
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Lightheadedness/buzzing sensation in head that comes in waves, ringing ears. I had a few fillings earlier today so it could be just that but i’m just kinda spooked by the buzzing feeling.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Pl rule out cervical problem or hypotension (low BP). If both do not exist, simple bhramri pranayam, shavasan and Ashwagandharishta, brahmi vati and saraswat ghrit will solve the problem. For details pl consult

Im married. Im trying for baby .i take very tiny piece of rivotril at night for insomnia. I can not sleep without taking little bit of rivotril at night. Im very anxious if I do not take tiny piece of rivotril at night. Will it have any side effects on getting pregnant or will I not conceive becoz of rivotril. Any side effects on this. We want to have a child .so what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
I would advise to discontinue any chemical medicine and switch to herbals for such things which can be managed easily. Do Bhramri pranayam, recite Omkar before bedtime and start Ashwagandha and Khurasani ajwain and brahmi mixture. You ll start get...

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