Ayurveda followers advise all those who need brainpower that they should try Brahmi. TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and Ayurvedic medicine have relied on its nerve-strengthening and performance-enhancing effects for over three millennia. Students and scholars probably learned Vedic texts more easily with it. Nowadays, students tend to use Neuronade.
The name Brahmi comes from the deity Brahma - thus expresses the high recognition of the booster. It is in Ayurveda the plant of the enlightenment of Brahman, which is to be considered the highest reality.
Definition of Brahmi
In this country, Brahmi is also known as Bacopa Monnieri, fairy weed or small fat leaf. The creeping plant, which originated in Southeast and South Asia, grows in wetlands and swamps. It bears a resemblance to succulete, which has white to light blue flowers and thick-fleshed, small leaves. Because of its medicinal properties, brahmi is cultivated especially in India and China. It grows wild in Hawaii and Florida, for example.
How and where to buy brahmi
The medicinal herb can often be purchased as an oil or in tablet, powder and capsule form. Caution: The powder has quite a bitter taste.
Brahmi is not approved in the Federal Republic as a drug, but as a dietary supplement.
The medicinal plant is now available fresh in some garden centers. When the temperature outside is at least 17 degrees Celsius, it thrives outdoors in small tubs. However, it needs a lot of water, since it comes from the subtropics and the tropics. Because it can not overwinter outside, it is important to put it in the bathroom or other place with high humidity. It is possible to add the leaves uncooked to salad. Brahmi should be used sparingly, as it is a bit bitter. In order not to destroy its nutrients, it should not be cooked. However, it is recommended that you dry the leaves yourself and make them into powder.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Brahmi is used to improve the performance of long-term and short-term memory, as well as to increase intelligence. It is also used against fatigue. Researchers are investigating whether the medicinal plant helps against neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as in sufferers of ADHD (attention deficit disorder). It is also said to have a positive effect on mental disorders.
Ayurvedic physicians often prescribe Brahmi to bring the psyche into balance. Thus, they treat people suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and insomnia. The medicinal plant contains the calming substance hersaponin, which stimulates the production of serotonin and at the same time reduces cortisol. It also contains antioxidant phenols. These protect the body from free radicals and thus the brain from aging.