Brahmi – Ayurveda Herb As Brain Tonic
Brahmi – Ayurveda Herb as Brain Tonic
The herb of Brahmi belongs to the family Umbelliferae, the Latin name of the herb is Centella asiatica. The Sanskrit synonyms are more descriptive of the herb like ‘Brahmi’ i.e. that what increases intellect, ‘Sarswati’ i.e. that what enhances the brain powers, ‘Mandooki’ i.e. it is found in damp places like besides rivers and ponds and spreads like a frog.
The herb of Brahmi is generally annual and spreads on the ground. It bears small leaves that are kidney shaped and small red colored flowers.
Brahmi – Natural Properties of Ayurveda Herb
By nature, the herb of Brahmi is light and is cold in action. The actual taste of the herb is pungent, while the after taste is sweet. Being pungent, Brahmi is a destroyer of the Pitta dosha or the fire as well as Kapha i.e. the phlegm humor of the body. Chemically, the herb is believed to contain pungent substance, resin, tannins, volatile oil, ascorbic acid, fatty acid, Asiatic acid and Brahmic acid.
In the Ayurveda therapy, the natural herb of Brahmi is used effectively to cure ailments related to the dysfunction of the brain and also to revive and reinforce the efficient working of the brain commands. As a natural brain tonic, the Ayurveda herb of Brahmi comes to extensive usage to enhance intellect as well as memory power. Not only this, the herb of Brahmi is used by Ayurveda therapists in healing mind and brain related ailments like epilepsy and anxiety.
Part of the Herb of Brahmi used for Medicinal Purposes
All the parts of the Ayurveda herb come to medicinal use. This means all five parts of the herb of Brahmi viz. flowers, fruit, stem, leaves and roots are functional in providing medicinal benefits.
How to use the Ayurveda herb of Brahmi
The natural herb of Brahmi can be taken internally so as to derive the brain tonic advantages. All you need to do is to extract the juice from the fresh herb by crushing or pounding the same. This herb juice can then be filtered through muslin cloth or even taken as such.
Ayurveda recommends freshly extracted juice of the herb of Brahmi to be taken in a dose of 10 to 20 ml.