Nowadays it is quite common to deal with concentration problems, forgetfulness and fatigue. Whether you are a manager, student, or anyone with a challenging job, surely you have the feeling from time to time that your head will explode of all the things that your mind must hold and focus on. Your mind has to face a lot of load, you often get stressed and feel like you can’t go any further. And you’re tired of it all. Your mind then needs to be encouraged – someone reaches for coffee, someone uses energy drinks or various pharmacy encouragers. Or we can take inspiration from Ayurvedic medicine, which has been tested for thousands of years. In Ayurveda, a small plant known as Brahmi is used to strengthen memory, concentration and mental performance, and has a positive effect on stress.
The medical name is Bacopa Monnieri, its original home is India and in translation it is called “cosmic consciousness”. It has been a part of Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years. If we look at the chemical analyzes of this herb, we would find a lot of active substances that are pharmacologically important. These include, for example, alkaloids, herpestin, saponins, but also bacopaside. Among the more well-known ones we can mention beta-sitosterol, flavonoids and many other minerals. However, the main effects are caused by saponins, which increase the transmission of nerve impulses.
Brahmi revitalizes nerves and brain cells, improves short-term and long-term memory. It expands the thinnest vessels of the capillary, thereby increasing brain blood flow. It increases intelligence, acts against senility and aging, and thus alleviates Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Brahmi is ranked among antioxidants, which are substances capable of counteracting free radicals in our body. At the same time, it contributes to the normal functioning of gallbladder and overall cleanses the body from harmful substances and toxic substances that threaten us every day. It is used to increase vitality and concentration, has positive effect against mental stress, depression, anxiety and negative emotions. In addition, it is rich in vitamin C.
Brahmi is recommended to all who need to improve their concentration, the ability to learn and to re-equip the learned material – students, mentally-working, people over the age of forty. Nervous system toning, stress relief and improvement of peaceful sleep can be beneficial to people with concentration problems, to those who have had a stroke and to mentally depleted.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women with health problems and children are advised to consult their doctor before taking this herb.