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Brahmi Shows Positive Effect on Schizophernia Patients
Brahmi(Bacopa monnieri), an Ayurvedic herb has primarily been used to enhance cognitive ability, memory and learning skills. The researchers provide an assessment of a case study of schizophrenia in which add-on Brahmi extracts 500 mg/day for a period of one month resulted in reduction in psychopathology without any treatment-emergent adverse effect. Although preliminary, the case study suggests therapeutic efficacy of add-on Brahmi in schizophrenia, thus providing a new dimension of alternative medicines in managing Schizophernia.

Source: Add-on effect of Brahmi in the management of schizophrenia Sukanto Sarkar, Biswa Ranjan Mishra, Samir Kumar Praharaj, and S. Haque Nizamie J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2012 Oct-Dec; 3(4): 223–225.

Study Shows Brahmi Helps Brain Retain New Information
Researchers have reported significant improvement in retention of new information in subjects who were part of a randomized placebo control study in which brain memory functions were studied after intake of Brahmi herbal preparation in a three month trial. The results show a significant effect of the Brahmi on a test for the retention of new information. Follow-up tests showed that the rate of learning was unaffected, suggesting that Brahmi decreases the rate of forgetting of newly acquired information. One of the sections who would benefit the most are the students studying for an upcoming examination. Since they are in the process of acquiring new information towards an impending examination, the retention of such information can be expected to be aided by intake of Brahmi.

    Refn: Chronic Effects of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) on Human Memory (Roodernrys S., Booth D., Bulzomis , etal. , Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol 27 (pg279-281), 2002

The Clinical Study of Brahmi
Bacopa monniera Linn. (Brahmi) has been known as the brain tonic in Ayurveda. Study done by HK Singh etal. And published in Symposium (Vol 29, Issue 5, Pg 359-365) corroborates the claim of Ayurveda that Brahmi is a cerebral herb. The clinical study on healthy male volunteers indicates that Brahmi serves in improving cognitive function and mental retention capacity. The chemical constituent which gives this quality to Brahmi was identified to be mixture of two saponins – Bacosides A and B. The study claims that these Bacosides help recede amnesia due to stress. It also improved protein kinase activity and increased protein hippocampus. Bacosides were also found to be safe in regulatory pharmacological and toxicological studies.

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Branolia’s Potpourri of Herbal Therapeutics

herbal-medicineThe monsoons are always a welcoming event for all Indians as they give relief from the immense heat of summer. The happiness of jumping in the puddles, sailing paper boats, the simple joy of a hot cuppa is all so amazing during the rains. The lush green trees are also a welcoming sight.

However, as the rain rejuvenates every living being it also brings along with itself its share of woes. It is often accompanied by health issues related to cough, cold, jaundice, dysentery to name a few. Branolia Chemicals Works have developed a series of best in the class herbal therapeutics to fight the evils of monsoon. Branolia’s Bitocough, Branolia’s Livonia, Branolia’s Bellytone, Branolia’s Honey guard and Branolia’s Kulerron are some of the herbal products which will help tackle the monsoon woes.

Some tips to stay safe during the monsoon

  1. Stop eating from roadside vendors – Street food is something to avoid during the monsoon season. Foods like sandwiches, pakora, and Gol Gappa cause indigestion due to the presence of bacteria. Many times people consume like fruits which have been pre-cut and have been left in the open for a long time often invite germs that lead to food poisoning.Drinking water can also lead to water borne diseases like cholera and dysentery.

Branolia’s Livonia and Branolia’s Bellytone are apt herbal therapeutic medicine to fight cholera, dysentery and other stomach related diseases that generally afflicts people during the monsoon. Sixteen different kinds of herbs go into the formulation of Livonia that helps to detoxify the liver and keep the entire digestive system geared up.

  1. Take a shower immediately after getting wet – A shower is a must after one gets wet in the rain. A shower helps to disinfect the body, skin and other fungal infections. Fungal infections mostly attack the feet and nails which are a result from walking in dirty water. Sitting under the AC (air condition) after getting wet can lead to a cough and cold.

Branolia’s Bitocough has been empowered to fight a cough and cold. Enriched with the goodness of Vasak, Pipul, Tulsi, and Jashtimadhu a cough syrup has been formulated to give relief to a sore throat and also in the case of both dry and wet cough.

Branolia’s Honey guard is also a safe medication overall well-being of the body.

  1. Drink enough water – People often tend to drink less water during the monsoon. Herbal drinks with anti-bacterial properties are a great source to increase the overall immunity level to fight germs.

Monsoon is the time when most epidemics break out. As more and more people are moving towards Ayurveda to keep them healthy, taking some general precaution during the monsoon season will help people live a healthy life.

Branolia Chemical Works endeavors to bring best in class ayurvedic products in the ambit of the common man.

Branolia’s Livonia – A Liver Tonic

Herbs LivoniaBranolia’s Livonia is a unique product which helps in detoxifying liver, stimulates the secretion of biles and in the process enhances the overall digestive system. The liver is one of the most important organs responsible for the proper functioning of the body. Various herbs are used to strengthen the Livonia formulation as prepared by Branolia Chemical Works. The most important ingredient infused into Branolia’s Livonia is Trifala (Tridoshic Rasayana) and Kalmega (Andrographis paniculata).

The herb in the making of Branolia’s Livonia assists in the proper functioning of the liver and even cures some chronic liver diseases like cirrhosis of the liver.

The two most important ingredients are:

Triphala (Tridoshic Rasayana)  -

Triphala comprises a combination of three fruit namely Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaki) and Embilica Officinalis (Amlaki). These three fruits are commonly used in Ayurvedic preparations.The three herbs are mixed in equal proportions to prepare Triphala. The major properties of the three herbs are:

  • Bibhitaki - Terminalia belerica  is found widely in the Indian sub-continent. In Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used often as an expectorant. When research was conducted on rabbits, it was observed that this herb relaxed the thoracic aorta. (Source: Arif-Ullah Khan and Anwarl Hassan Gilani. Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of Terminalia belerica for its Anti-Hypertensive Journal of Food and Drug Analysis .2008;16:6-14).
  • Haritaki – It is widely used in Ayurvedic It is a small tree which is mostly found in India, Bangladesh, China, Egypt to name a few places. Various experiments have been conducted using this herb and it has been found effective in some cases of cancer as well. Traditionally it has been used as a laxative, astringent and even as an expectorant. (Source: Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health. Thai Herbal Pharmacopoeia Volume II. Nonthaburi, Thailand. 2000; 71-89). There is also a research which highlights the fact that it is able to cure blindness and even prevent the growth of tumors. ( Source: Saleem A, Husheem M, Harkonen P and Pihlaja K; Inhibition of cancer cell growth by crude extract and the phenolics of Terminalia chebula Retz fruit. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2002; 81(3): 327- 336 )
  • Amalaki - Embilica Officinalis , has been known to contain antioxidant properties since ages. Amla, is a rich source of vitamin C, is considered to be effective in slowing down the aging Aging is a result of damage to various cells and tissues, mainly because of the presence of oxygen free radicals. Vitamin C is a scavenger of free radicals which break them down; it has an antioxidant synergism with vitamin E which prevents pre-oxidation of lipids. It is one of the key ingredients in Triphala.

Branolia Chemical Works fortifies the goodness of these herbs to create Livonia which is effective in enhancing liver functioning by bringing about an overall well-being.

Branolia’s Honey Guard – An Overall Health Enhancer

honeyguardBranolia’s Honey Guard is one of its kind formulation that has been fortified with the goodness of Tulsi, Sunth, Ashwagandha, and Jasthimadhu. All these ingredients which are famously known as health reviving ayurvedic herbs, Branolia’s Honey Guard is a perfect for people of all ages to enhance their immunity and also as an overall health enhancer. As a medicinal ingredient, Honey as been in use since ages. The world’s oldest literature mentions honey as an antimicrobial agent which has wound healing properties.

Branolia’s Honey Guard has been enhanced with Tulsi and other herbs. Honey Guard developed by Branolia thus has anti-inflammatory effects, ability to soothe coughs and can also reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. Honey has been known to act like a natural vaccine. It has the capacity to bring about all round health benefit.

Branolia’s Honey guard has several ayurvedic herbs to bring about therapeutic healing properties.

The herbs apart from honey are:

  1. Tulsi - Tulsi (Ocimum sanctumLinn) has been found to protect organ tissues from stress and industrial pollutants. Tulsi is one of the most effective herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and is also well-known as the elixir of life. Scientific research on Tulsi has reinforces the ancient wisdom of sages about the power of Tulsi to heal and address various health issues. Based on studies conducted on rodents Ocimum sanctum (Sanskrit: Tulasi; family: Labiaceae), acts as an immunity enhancer. Although all the parts of the Tulsi plant are useful in some way or the other but the leaves have anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and is thus used in the treatment of wounds.( Source:  Shetty S, Udupa S, Udupa L. Evaluation of antioxidant and wound healing effects of an alcoholic and aqueous extract of Ocimum sanctum Linn in rats. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008;5:95–101).
  2. Jastimadhu - Glycyrrhiza glabra or Liquorice is one of the most commonly used drugs in Ayurvedic medication.It has been used in medicine for more than 4000 years. It has been proved that Glycyrrhiza has anti-ulcer activity,anti-asthmatic activity, and anti- diuretic activity. (Source: Glycyrrhiza glabra) is one of the most commonly used drugs in Ayurved medication).
  3. Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera(Ashwagandha) is often referred to Indian Ayurvedic System as a Rasayana tonic.It is known to be of use in various diseases and especially as a nerve tonic. Commonly known as Indian Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng when administered on mice helped in the reduction of leucocytosis.(Source: Singh N. XXXVIth Annual Congress on Medicinal Plant Research (Freiburg) 1988. Effect of Withania somnifera and Panax ginseng on dopaminergic receptors in rat brain during stress; p. 28).

Branolia’s Honey Guard has been known to fight against diseases because of its germicidal, fungicidal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties. Sunth another key ingredient in Branolia’s Honey Guard is effective in fighting indigestion. A natural health protector for all ages Branolia’s Honey Guard helps in the general well-being of people consuming it on a regular basis.

Branolia’s Bitocough – an Effective Cough Syrup

A cough is a natural reflex to clear the airways of irritants. Acute coughs that normally last for three weeks are caused by the common cold or other infections such as sinusitis or pneumonia. Branolia Chemical Works believes that herbs are one of the best antidotes to fight these diseases. Branolia’s Bitocough made out of ingredients like Vasak, Pipul, Tulsi, and Jasthimadhu is a cough syrup with no side effects.

Branolia’s Bitocough is developed after an extensive research. One of the vital ingredients that have been used to develop Branolia’s Bitocough is Vasak or Adhatoda vasica.

Vasak or Adhatoda vasica

BitocoughThis important herb is found extensively in India and is popular for treating respiratory tract diseases. All the parts of this plant, the leaves, flowers, roots and even parts of the stem are used for treating cough and cold. It is also used for treating chronic diseases like a whooping cough, chronic bronchitis, and asthma and moreover mostly as an expectorant and antispasmodic. (Source: Pandita K, Bhatia MS, Thappa RK, Agarwal SG, Dhar KL, Atal CK. Seasonal variation of alkaloids of Adhatoda vasica and detection of glycosides and N-oxides of vasicine and vasicinone. Planta Medica 1983; 48:81-82.)

Vasak has been used for centuries in India for healing wounds. After extensive research conducted on buffalo calves, it was found an extract of this herb was highly effective.However, the alcoholic extract of Adhatoda vasica was found to be most effective. ( Source: Bhargava MK, Singh H, Kumar A. Evaluation of Adhatoda vasica as a wound healing agent in buffaloes. Clinical, mechanical and biochemical studies. Indian Veterinary Journal 1988; 65(1):33.)

Pipul or Ficus Religiosa

Pipul, also commonly known as the sacred fig and has been used in traditional herbal medicine for more than 50 years.Mainly the seeds, bark, leaves, fruit,latex, and roots are considered important for therapeutic purposes.Extensive research has proved that it can be used in the treatment of various diseases like diabetes, respiratory disorders, gastric problem etc. (Source: B.Vinutha, D.Prashanth, K.Salma, S.L.Sreeja, D.Pratiti, R.Padmaja, S.Radhika, A.Amit, K.Venkateshwarlu, M.Deepak, “Screening activity of selected Indian medicinal plant for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 109: 359-363, 2007). It was also found that the leaf extract of F. religiosa has potential anti-inflammatory activity. (Source: R.M.Charde, H.J.Dhongade, M.S.Charde, A.V.Kasture, “Evaluation of antioxidant, wound healing and anti-inflammatory activity of ethanolic extract of leaves of Ficus religiosa”, International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, 1: 73-82, 2010).

Branolia’s Bitocough has been fortified with tulsi, and Jasthimadhu to give desired results. The herbs have been carefully selected by the Branolia team to work together to give relief during acute respiratory tract infection. Bitocough from Branolia Chemical Work has been found to be effective and with no side – effects.

Branolia’s Kulerron – an Antidote for Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is caused by too few red blood cells as a result of less amount of iron in the body. Lack of iron impedes the red blood cells from carrying enough oxygen to body tissues. Iron deficiency can lead to various diseases. Branolia Chemical Works have introduced a new tonic Kulerron, to fight iron deficiency.

The main ingredient in Branolia’s Kulerron is Hygrophila Spinosa, popularly known as Kulekhara, which has been adjudged as one of the best antidotes to fight iron deficiency in humans. It also is known to enhance the hemoglobin count drastically.

Hygrophila Spinosa (Kulekhara) –

This medicinal herb belongs to the Acanthaceae family and has been used as a valuable therapeutic agent both in traditional and modern medicine. Kulekhara, as it is locally known is a herb found in wet places. It is exclusively found in India, and in some parts of Myanmar, Malaysia, and Nepal.  The parts of this plant are widely used in medicine for the treatment of various disorders, which include diseases of the urinogenital tract, dropsy from chronic Bright's disease, hyperdipsia, vesical calculi, flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, leucorrhea, gonorrhea, asthma, blood diseases, gastric diseases, inflammation, cancer, rheumatism, and anemia.

Branolia’s Kulerron is fortified with other ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Brianga, Pipul, and Nagkesar.

Ashwagandha –

Ashwagandha is also known as the Indian ginseng.Its chemical name is Withania somnifera, is a herb which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Ashwagandha is grown in many parts of India especially the drier regions. It is mostly cultivated in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Sindh, Gujrat, and Rajasthan. It is also a popular herb in China, Nepal, and Yemen.

The herb Kulekhara (Hydrophilia Spinosa), was tested and was found to increase red blood cell count and WBC in rodents. (Gomes, Manika Das an SC Dasgupta, Department of Physiology, the University of Calcutta, Published in Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol 39, April 2001, pp 381-382, “Haematinic effect of Hydrophilia Spinosa on experimental rodents”.)

Branolia Chemical’s Kulerron is considered to be an apt antidote for iron deficiency and as it is fortified with other medicinal herbs ashwagandha, biranga and pipul it also removes the general health of the person consuming it.

Reference:

1)    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/177094/1/9789241564960_eng.pdf 2)    http://ehealth.eletsonline.com/2015/03/59-indian-women-suffer-anemia-says-report/ 3)    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20183157 4)    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics#2 5)    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0021987/ 6)    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0062933/ 7)    Gomes, Manika Das an SC Dasgupta, Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, Published in Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol 39, April 2001, pp 381-382, “Haematinic effect of Hydrophilia Spinosa on experimental rodents”.

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Research about Triphala on Human Physiology
The study reiterates the beneficial effects of Triphala on human physiology. The study does extensive literature review of academic research done of Triphala and summarizes its beneficial properties. Triphala is prescribed widely in Ayurveda primarily for stimulating digestive capacity. This poly-herbal compound and in Ayurveda preparation has a 1:1:1 mixing of ground dry fruits as myrobalans. Triphala shows immunomodulatory properties and helps in improving body’s defense system. Academic research also provides pointers to Triphala possessing anti-mutagenic, radio protection and antioxidant properties and is beneficial in combating disease conditions.

Source: Bali Chouhan et al / Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm 4(4), Jul-Aug 2013

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