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Information on Brahmi including the benefits and uses of using Brahmi. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Brahmi as part of a holistic approach to health.
   
Brahmi
 
Botanical name

Bacopa monniera

Brahmi is a medicinal plant used since 5000 BC in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as a nerve tonic to promote mental health, improve memory and intellect and to promote youthful vitality and longevity. Bacopa monniera and Centella asiatica, are both sometimes known as Brahmi. Check labels of product purchased from healthfood stores. This information relates only to Bacopa monniera.

 
 
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Brahmi has demonstrated anti-anxiety, relaxing, memory-enhancing, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, bronchodilatory, immuno-modulating and anti-inflammatory effects in pharmacological studies. Brahmi has been shown in human trials to significantly improve the speed of visual information processing, learning rate and memory consolidation, and state of anxiety.

 
 
Conditions commonly used for
  • Anxiety (studies suggest as effective as benzodiazepine drugs), neuroses, irritability and insomnia associated with stress
  • Study, poor memory and concentration, work-related mental fatigue
  • Poor brain function after head trauma
  • Asthma and bronchial spasm and/or inflammation
 
 
Common dosage range

2-10g dried herb/day, or standardized extract (40% bacosides) 300-500 mg/day

 
 
Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • Brahmi is well tolerated with no major side-effects observed in human trials
  • Sedation is associated with higher therapeutic doses of Brahmi, however there is no evidence that it affects one’s capacity to drive. In fact it has been shown to improve reaction time.
 
 
Links & Other Information

It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner.

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this herb, any conditions or therapies mentioned.

A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions. Although many herbal remedies are available over the counter, self-prescribing is not recommended except for minor ailments, and best results will be obtained by seeking the advice of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Any plant substance, even those that are used as foods, can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

 
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