Brahmi is one of the effective brain tonics in the Ayurvedic apothecary. The Brahmi leaves look like the cerebellum and are traditionally used to improve memory and intelligence and to rest the central nervous system. Brahmi powder provides restful sleep, calms emotional turbulence, and simultaneously improves concentration and alertness.
Brahmi powder is used in the brain tonic in Ayurveda treatments and may really act on the brain through its effect on gut microbiology. Recent researchers said that Pennywort powder provides healthy skin, lymph, and circulatory functions. Especially, Brahmi works to balance the inner skin that lines the digestive tract where healthy skin supports healthy microbes; these make neurotransmitters that support healthy and stable mood and cognitive function. Sometimes used topically, Brahmi supports the body’s natural healing process and healthy blood circulation.
Vernacular Names of Brahmi
|Botanical Name||: Centella Asiatica|
|English Name||: Pennywort Leaves Powder|
|Tamil Name||: வல்லாரை கீரை பொடி / Vallarai Keerai Powder|
|Hindi Name||: पेनीवोर्ट लीव्स पाउडर / Bemgsag, Brahmamanduki, Brahmi, Brahmi Buti|
|Malayalam Name||: പെന്നിവോർട്ട് , പൊടി, വിടുന്നു / Codagen, Kutakan, Kutanna|
|Kannada Name||: Ondelaga|
|Telugu Name||: పెన్నీవోర్ట్ పౌడర్ ఆకులు / Babassa, Bekaparnamu, Bokkudu, Mandooka Brahmi|
|Sanskrit Name||: Mandukaparni, Brahma Manduki|
Health Benefits of Brahmi Powder
Here are some of the Health Benefits of Pennywort mentioned below:
1) Skin Health
The saponins in the Brahmi powder are effective in improving the appearance of the skin. Many pharmaceutical and beauty companies are interested in the Gotu kola because of its ability to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Specifically, Brahmi helps prevent the accumulation of scar tissue and keeps your skin looking good after surgery.
2) Wound Healing
Gotu kola leaves and salves have long been used in the topical treatment of skin. The organic compounds and saponins found in this plant stimulate the wound healing process. Pennywort leaves are capable of speeding up the healing process, by stimulating blood flow to cells and protecting human life from infection.
Brahmi extract allows the brain to over-oxidize and improves cognition. The antioxidant effects of Gotu kola are partly due to the fact that they can trigger neural pathways by eliminating plaque and free radicals in the brain. There is some evidence that Pennywort can slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
4) Circulatory System
Gotu kola extract is capable of strengthening the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, which prevents leakage and improves your circulatory system. It also stimulates blood circulation by increasing the oxidation of different parts of the body and vital organs.
5) Gastrointestinal System
Traditional medicine used the leaves of Brahmi to treat stomach aches. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the leaves clearly protect the health of the intestines and colon.
There is significant evidence that Pennywort has a positive effect on anxiety problems in a wide range of patients. Research has shown that Brahmi powder reduces anxiety attacks and their severity.
7) Detoxify the Body
Gotu kola is known as a mild diuretic and is, therefore, a great source of salts, toxins, fats, and water in the urine. This release helps reduce tension in the kidneys and usually eliminates toxins more quickly.
8) Blood Pressure
Pennywort Leaves are used to relieve tension in the arteries and blood vessels and to reduce the pressure on the cardiovascular system. It prolongs the “life cycle” of the heart and prevents atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
9) Nervous Disorders
The effects of Pennywort Leaves can directly calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and promote healthy sleep.
Dosage of Brahmi Powder
1 spoon of Pennywort powder a day before diet with warm water
Pennywort is a healthy herb, but it may cause some side effects like headache, dizziness, and stomach upset, so it is better to consume a low dosage and then gradually increase the dosage with your doctor’s advice to avoid side effects. 2 to 8 weeks is the safe period to consume pennywort. Don’t take this herb for less than two weeks.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb powders.
Pennywort contains Triterpenoids that help reduce anxiety and improve mental health.
The chemical compound called Triterpenes is linked to chronic insufficiency effects of Gotu Kola. Triterpenes in pennywort induce cardiac glycosides (organic compounds) production that increases heart force and contraction rate.