What is Brahmi? Brahmi is a common name for two Ayurvedic herbs used to maintain and enhance brain function. Brahmi is used to mean Bacopa monnieri in South India and Centella asiatica in North India.8 This article will help you understand the differences between these two powerful herbs and how they work together to boost brain function and help keep the central nervous system (CNS) healthy. Bacopa monnieri Bacopa, also known as water hyssop and Herpestis monniera, is a creeping perennial plant with small leaves and purple
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Does Brahmi Cause Liver Damage? I have received numerous emails about the safety of an herb called brahmi (Centella asiatica), aka gotu kola. This herb is not to be confused with the south Indian herb bacopa (Bacopa monnieri), also sometimes called brahmi. Let me assure you that brahmi (Centella asiatica) is perfectly safe. Read on
Cellular Rejuvenation + Longevity Cellular rejuvenation and longevity have been a fundamental branch of Ayurvedic study (called rasayana) for thousands of years. Therapeutic rasayanas are plant-, herb-, and spice-based formulations possessing properties to support health, vigor, rejuvenation, and longevity.1 Today, we can think of rasayana as the proliferation or enhancement of stem cells for health,
Brahmi (gotu kola or Centella asiatica) is touted as the most rejuvenating herb in Ayurveda. It has been used for thousands of years as the main herb for revitalizing nerve and brain cells.
Collagen is a protein found in the skin, arteries, muscles, tendons, soft tissue and the skin of the digestive tract and respiratory tract. In fact, collagen is the body’s most abundant protein! As we age, we start producing less collagen. This lack of collagen starts to show up in age-related skin concerns that also affects
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 10 seconds Research on this small perennial, herbal creeper with cute, kidney-shaped leaves called Centella asiatica or, more commonly, Brahmi in Ayurveda, has new and well-documented special effects. Long known as Ayurveda’s premier brain tonic for mood, clarity and memory, Brahmi is now understood as a powerful agent for microcirculation. Of
Named after one of the highest states of consciousness (Brahman or God consciousness), Brahmi (Centella asiatica or Gotu Kola) is one of the most powerful brain tonics in the Ayurvedic apothecary. The leaf of the plant resembles the cerebellum and is traditionally used to promote memory and intelligence and to relax the central nervous system.
Could your mood, memory, + psychology be affected by lymph? In the early 1900s, a prominent psychiatrist named Dr. Henry Cotton ran the world’s most prestigious mental institution based on the premise that depression and insanity were linked to a deep underlying infection of some kind.1 Dr. Cotton was famous for pulling infected teeth out of
Understanding Your Body According to Ayurveda, taking care of your digestion might just be the most important step you can take for your health. And not just your physical health, but your emotional and mental health, too! Strong evidence suggests psychological stress has a marked impact on gastrointestinal health and digestion. Stress is processed through the
There is a stark contrast between how little attention is given to lymph in the West and how highly it is revered in Ayurveda. The lymphatic system is considered one of the seven body tissues in Ayurveda, the first to become compromised under stress. The Sanskrit for lymph is rasa, which is also the word
Do You Have Occasional Heartburn? 60% of adults in America will experience symptoms associated with heartburn over the next 12 months. Understanding how this develops along with strategies to resolve it are valuable tools to keep in your health toolbox. Interestingly, feelings of indigestion and occasional heartburn can be caused by either too much or