Brahmi (or Bacopa monnieri) is a precious herb that has a multitude of benefits for the nervous system of the human body. Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri has properties that can cure vertigo when consumed regularly in the right quantity. This ancient herb can strengthen the nervous system, prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia, can prevent memory loss and promote overall health.
Often confused with Gotu Kola (Vallarai in Tamil), Brahmi has tiny leaves and small white flowers. It an be used topically to reduce hair fall and to promote hair growth. The leaves can be made into a herbal tea and consumed regularly to reduce stress and promote restful sleep. Brahmi is also an anti-depressant and can help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. It has been used for long in the treatment and prevention of memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Researchers concluded that BM (Bacopa monnieri) helps in coping with combined hypoxic, hypothermic and immobilization stress that could lead to onslaught of ‘free radicals’.
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The extract of Bacopa monnieri can be used by pregnant women as a nervine tonic and this is advocated in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. These leaves can also be consumed during breastfeeding and is safe for the mother and the baby.
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In vitro research has shown a protective effect of BM against DNA damage in astrocytes and human fibroblasts. Numerous clinical studies have been carried out to date to establish the efficacy of BM in memory and attention disorders and to study its acute and chronic effects clinically on cognitive function.
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Here is a simple recipe using Brahmi leaves, lemon and Holy Basil (Tulsi) to cure vertigo and its symptoms.
- 4-5 sprigs Brahmi leaves Scientific name - Bacopa monnieri
- 8-10 leaves Holy Basil (Tulsi)
- 1/2 Lemon
- Use fresh Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) leaves, Tulsi leaves and half a lemon to make this drink.
- Take the leaves in a mortar. You can also use a blender.
- Add filtered water to blend the leaves.
- Crush well with a pestle.
- Cut a lemon into half.
- Squeeze the lemon and add lemon juice to the crushed leaves.
- Mix well.
- Transfer the mix to a cup.
- Add about 100 ml water and mix well. Brahmi leaves have a bitter taste and adding water is required to make the drink palatable.