Brahmi Svarasa (Juice) - Ingredients, Indications, Benefits and Uses
Brahmi is an important Ayurvedic medicine in pharmacology, since ancient times it is being used as a potent brain tonic. Leaf of brahmi resembles the structure of Cerebellum and this ayurvedic herb is best used in diseases related with brain. It is also very beneficial in Gut infections. According to different Ayurveda scholars it is included under Medhya Gana (One which promotes intellect).
- Name of Ingredients: Brahmi panchanga
- Botanical Name: Bacopa monnieri
- Family: Scrophularaceae
- Sanskrit Names: Brahmi, Somavalli, Saraswathi, Divya, Tejovathi
Categorization - According to Samhita
- Acharya Charaka: Prajasthapana gana, Balya gana, Vayasthapana gana, Tiktaskandha.
- Acharya Sushrutha: Tiktavarga
Bacosides, Brahmine, Herpsetin, Betulic acid.
Brahmi pancanga (Whole plant)
- Rasa: Tikta, Kashaya
- Guna: Laghu
- Veerya: Sheetha
- Vipaka: Madhura
- Prabhava: Medhya
Method of Preparation
Extract the juice from above mentioned ingredient by pounding followed by squeezing through a clean cloth and utilize it.
Benefits and Uses
- The herb Brahmi has got Sheeta veerya and laghu guna it helps to balance the hampered Pitta dosha and kapha dosha.
- The swarasa of brahmi and other formulations of brahmi are extensively and widely used in Rasayana therapy (Rejuvenative medicine) and Vayasthapana (Anti-Aging).
- The best use of the formulation done in any condition related to Nervous system. As the age advances there happens degeneration within the nerve cells and this is where it acts as regenerative medicine.
- Brahmi swarasa by the virtue of its Tiktha and Kashaya rasa is very beneficial in maintaining hepatic health. It helps in liver detoxification and promotes healthy liver function.
- Brahmi swarasa is used along with other formulations to act upon neurological conditions. Its constituents like Bacosides A and B helps to improve the nerve degeneration by bettering the neuro-transmission between the nerves.
- By its Medhya prabhava, it acts very potently on rejuvenating mind, bettering intellect and consciousness and improving concentration.
- It has got Anti-Inflammatory function where it helps the body to get rid of swellings, that is, Shothahara.
- This is beneficial in the treatment of poisoning; it acts Vishahara by its Sheetha guna and Madhura vipaka.
- Other than nervous system it benefits many other organs.
- It provides strength to the body hence it is considered under Balya gana where person will gain strength healthily.
- It has benefits in disorders such as Raktapitta (bleeding disorder) and many skin disorders taken internally and externally.
- It is termed as Smritiprada when taken in a desired manner, which helps in improving concentration, memory and retention.
- It helps in insomniac disorders by reducing stress and improving the quality of sleep.
- Brahmi and its formulations are very helpful in managing the hypertensive conditions by improving the utilization of nitric acid.
- It is fruitful in digestive system disorders and improves the digestion processes. It is highly beneficial in treatment of healing of ulcers and prevention of Gastric ulcers.
Reference:- Sahasrayogam // Svarasa Yoga Prakaranam (Chapter No. 1) // Brahmi Svarasa
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Unmada (Schizophrenia), Apasmara (Epilepsy and other convulsive disorders), Raktapitta (Bleeding disorders like Nasal bleeding, menorrhagia, etc.), Jvara (Fever), Rasayana (Rejuvenative therapy), Shotha (Inflammatory conditions), Medhya, Aruci (Anorexia), Agnimandya (Indigestion), Kushta (Skin disorders).