Brahmi Helps To Improve Your Memory, Here Are More Benefits Of It
Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri is a medicinal herb used in India by Ayurvedic practitioners. It has soft stems which bear bright green oval leaves and small white flowers. It grows in damp areas and marshy lands.
* Powerful Antioxidant
Brahmi leaves contain proteins which are good antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against cell damage caused by free radicals, known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been linked to diseases of heart, cancer, arthritis, stroke, respiratory diseases, immune deficiency, other inflammatory conditions etc.
* Reduces Anxiety & Stress
Too much anxiety, fear and stress for a prolonged time can drastically affect our physical and mental health. It can lead to several anxiety disorders like panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder etc.
Brahmi is used as a nerve tonic by Ayurvedic practitioners since long. Consumption of Brahmi syrup was found to be effective in reducing the level of anxiety and associated symptoms.
* Memory Booster
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease associated with loss of memory.
Brahmi was found to be neuro-protective and effective in Alzheimer's disease and other diseases with cognitive impairment.[Brahmi improves our brain functioning and enhances both short-term and long-term memory.
* Treatment of Insomnia
Sleep is extremely essential for physical and mental relaxation and rejuvenates us. The fast-paced life, stress, unhealthy eating and sleeping habits disturb our sleep pattern, leading to insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Consumption of Brahmi calms us. It effectively reduces stress and anxiety. Brahmi at bedtime induces sleep and is helpful in insomnia.
* Reduces Blood Pressure
Stress and unhealthy eating habits lead to a rise in cases of high blood pressure or hypertension. Such patients are further susceptible to heart diseases, stroke, congestive heart failure etc. Brahmi is found to reduce blood pressure.