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These 5 powerful benefits of brahmi will strengthen your mental health

Updated on:14 July 2020, 15:54pm IST
If your mental health isn’t doing as well as you’d expect it to, you must show some trust in brahmi since eating it can take care of your mental well-being.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Bravo brahmi for rescuing our mental well-being! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

If you’ve been feeling too frustrated these days, your body and mind might be trying to tell you that you need a break. Unfortunately, when it comes to real life, things are not as simple as pressing the ‘pause’ button. But who says that only a ‘pause’ button is the solution?

Turns out, Ayurveda is one of the most effective ways to bring back that sanity you’ve been looking for. And if we’re being specific, the herb that can come to your rescue is brahmi. 

There’s no denying that it is pretty powerful even when it comes to physical benefits but brahmi is touted to be the ultimate Ayurveda remedy when it comes to your mental health. Brahmi can successfully unlock the shackles of stress and anxiety that trouble you.

According to a study published in the journal of Frontiers in Pharmacology, brahmi’s therapeutic nature has the capacity to rejuvenate cells in your brain that won’t just strengthen your mental health today but even when you’re older.

The study mentioned above notes that the chemicals present in the herb are responsible for enhancing nerve transmission in your brain. To cut a long story short, better transmission between nerves means better cognitive ability and mental well-being.

Here are the five reasons to bring brahmi on board to aid better mental health:

1. Brahmi reduces stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety are almost perennial when it comes to modern life. At times, we don’t even know that we are dealing with them at a level where it is actually messing with our sanity. From mood swings to arguments, these two make things absolutely miserable. But thankfully, consuming brahmi can help.

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Covid-19 will come and haunt you even when it’s all over. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

The above research has observed that this herb has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.

2. It may prevent Alzheimer’s in the elderly
Do you know that Alzheimer’s is a disease without any drug or treatment? Sadly, it is a common disorder that affects the elderly. The affected person tends to lose memory and suffers from depression, hallucination, as well as mental decline.

The situation becomes so grim that the patient might forget their own family members. That’s why your parents must consume brahmi every day to reduce the chance of them having a memory issue. A study published in the journal of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine says brahmi has got the power to do that.

3. Improves memory & attention span
If you are facing problems in memorizing and keeping a tab on things, you must include brahmi in your daily diet as this study says that it can help in boosting memory cells.

4. Helps with epilepsy
Epilepsy is another disorder related to brain malfunctioning. Strokes and seizures are commonly witnessed in people who are dealing with this disorder. The problem is that there are various activities that can trigger the seizure at any time. If it is severe in nature, it can also prove to be fatal.

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First aid can make a difference. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

According to the study published in the journal of Frontiers in Pharmacology, one of the major pharmacological effects of brahmi is stroke therapy. Basically, brahmi alleviates nervous function and reduces convulsions as well as inflammation in epileptic patients.

5. Brahmi calms your mind down
The same research has also pointed out the ability of brahmi to keep your nerves calm and composed. Brahmi helps provide more oxygen to your lungs and brain, keeping the heart rate lower by providing good quality oxygenated blood. This helps in feeling a little less jittery in tense situations.

This humble herb can keep you mentally healthy. One thing that you need to keep in mind before adding this magic herb to your diet is that you need to take medical guidance for the dosage. So, consult a medical practitioner and start with the dose that suits you!

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.