Brahmi is one of the most popular substances in Ayurvedic medicine and is known as one of the most powerful brain tonics. Most people believe that this is because the leaf of the Brahmi plant looks like the cerebellum. Since centuries, the Brahmi plant has been used by yogis and has been proven to improve memory and intelligence.
In addition to supporting restful sleep and improving concentration, there are countless other benefits of Brahmi. It is believed that the benefits of Brahmi are primarily based on the effect it has on the microbiology of the gut. Read on to find out why this Ayurvedic supplement has been revered for years.
Supports the Brain
The effects of various compounds and substances present inside the Brahmi plant have been known for years to have a positive effect on the brain. Compounds in the Brahmi plant known as basocides prompt the regeneration of the tissues present inside the brain. This means that Brahmi is effective in declining, or even preventing, the degradation of the brain which happens with age(1).
Studies which were conducted on animals that were supplemented with basocides showed that these compounds were even able to combat the negative effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is primarily caused by the formation of amyloids in neurons. These amyloids then cause brain damage and lead to Alzheimer’s disease. It is being suggested that basocides might even be able to halt the formation of amyloids in humans, hence providing a cure for a disease as debilitating as Alzheimer’s (2).
Chronic irritation, inflammation, and redness within the body lead to countless diseases. These conditions can be countered with the help of Brahmi. The Ayurvedic substance has been identified as a cure for discomfort and neuropathy. Additionally, plants like Brahmi and turmeric are extremely effective in fighting systemic redness and discomfort within the body. (3)
Studies have shown that Brahmi is also effective in maintaining healthy lymph and skin, and can even support circulatory functions within the body. Brahmi is suggested to promote health and comfort by balancing the inner lining of the digestive tract. Here, stable mood and cognitive function are supported by neurotransmitters which are produced only when the inner lining of the gut is healthy. (4)
Effects on the Nervous System
Another reason for the popularity and reverence of the Brahmi plant is its effects on the nervous system. The Brahmi plant can help improve the nervous system and alleviate tension within the body. The Brahmi plant does not only calm the body, but also promotes alertness and cognitive function. (5)
Brahmi also contains compounds which are beneficial in improving focus and comprehension skills of a person. Furthermore, the compounds in the Brahmi plant were known by yogis to relax the central nervous system to the extent that the effects of aging were slowed down. (6)
If the effects of daily stressors are getting the best of you, Brahmi supplementation may be something to explore. Stress reduction is perhaps Brahmi's most well known, traditional use. A study evaluating Brahmi supplementation reported significant mood improvement among participants, as well as decreased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. This suggests that Brahmi counteracts the effects of stress by regulating hormones involved with the stress response. (7)
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