Brahmi – the Herb of Grace

Ayurveda believes in the overall well- being of a human being and thus it is often termed as the ‘science of life’. Ayurveda also lays stress on maintaining a proper balance in every sphere of our lives; be it physical, emotional and spiritual. It is of utmost importance to all of us that this balance is maintained under all circumstances. In the modern world increasing digitalization is impacting our day- to – day functioning to a great extent. Till recently any individual would remember at any given times a minimum of ten phone numbers. However, with a ready to use cell phone address book and other technological devices that do the remembering for humans the ability to memorize has witnessed a downfall. But if someone is frequently being forgetful then it is time to treat one’s brain with a little bit of Ayurveda.

According to Ayurveda there are three aspects of memory and learning that the brain does. They are: a) the power of learning; b) the power to retain and process and c) the power to recall and remember.The most common popular herb used in Ayurveda to enhance the functioning of the brain is Brahmi.

Scientifically known as Bacopa Monnieri ; Brahmi as it is popularly known is a herb which is being used in Ayurveda since time immemorial. It is also known as an herb of grace which is commonly used to promote intellect and overall functioning of the brain. The Brahmi plant which is a creeper with thick leaves is easily available across the globe.

The unique health benefits of this amazing Ayurvedic herb are Brahmi has been commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines to enhance the power of the brain. Some of the organic compounds in brahmi stimulate cognitive pathways in the brain to enhance the cognitive ability of humans , according to a study by Devendra, Patel Saurabh Shankar et al., 2018 (Journal of Pharmacognosy and Photochemistry). The leaves of the Brahmi plant are also known to reduce stress and anxiety in humans. It also acts in enhancing the cognitive function, reduces amyloidal levels in PSAPP mice, the effect on the cholinergic system, prevents aluminum neurotoxicity i.e., protect the brain from oxidative damage resulting from aluminum toxicity. (Source: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/medhya-rasayanas-in-brain-function-and-disease-2161-0444-1000309.php?aid=64517).

Brahmi in combination with other herbs increases the effectiveness of Branolia to a large extent. It also works as an anti – inflammatory and nerve tonic agent when combined with digestive stimulants like cumin seeds, fennel seeds to name a few.

Branolia an Ayurvedic tonic is the flagship product from the house of Branolia Chemicals was first launched in 1922.This tonic is being used for improving the mental capacities for more than a decade. Branolia is fortified with the goodness of Satamuli,Aswagandha, Jyoshtimadhu and Alkushi which apart from enhancing the capacities of the brain improves muscle and tissue flexibility. Branolia can be administered to people of all ages. It is useful to sharpen the cognitive skills in the young ones, for the middle aged to relieve them from stress. Branolia is especially of value to the senior citizens to manage age related mental degeneration. It can be consumed by all for a healthy lifestyle.

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