Read on to know about 7 surprising ways in which Brahmi can benefit our health.
Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri is a plant that is used in Ayurvedic medicines. It grows in a wet and tropical environment and has the ability to thrive even under water. This plant offers various Ayurvedic health benefits, some of them are as follows.
Brahmi contains powerful antioxidants that effectively neutralize the effect of free radical and prevents several health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
Bacopa monnieri has been studied to suppress the activity of pro-inflammatory cytokines, cyclooxygenases, lipoxygenases, and caspases, which plays an important role in triggering the inflammatory response of our body.
Boosts brain activity
Supplementing the diet with Brahmi has been found to improve spatial learning, ability to retain information, speeds up the processing of the information, and improves attention.
Reduces symptoms of ADHD
Bacopa monnieri can help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) such as inattention, restlessness, poor self-control, and impulsivity.
It is an adaptogenic herb and increases the resistance of our body to stress and anxiety by enhancing the release of mood-elevating hormones.
Lowers blood pressure
Bacopa monnieri keeps the blood pressure under control by releasing nitric-oxide that helps to dilate the blood vessels and improves blood flow.
This plant has been found to aggressively kill brain tumor and breast, skin, and colon cancer cells.
Side effects of Bacopa monnieri
Some side effects of consuming Bacopa monnieri are nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Pregnant women and people on certain prescription drugs should also not consume Bacopa monnieri.