Brahmi Lehiyam and its Health Benefits

What is Brahmi Lehiyam and what are its Ayurvedic Significance

Brahmi leaves are widely used in Ayurveda for various purposes since ancient times by our ancestors. This creeper is called by various names – water Hyssop, grace herb, thyme-leaved Gratiola, and Bacopa Monnieri.

At times, the herb is often confused with Gottu kala, which is a different herb. Brahmi leaves usually thrive in elevations above sea levels in shallow water, moist soil or in marshes. It is a succulent plant that produces white or light purple color flowers, which can be used along with the leaves for consumption. 

Brain Boosting Benefits of Brahmi Lehiyam

Brahmi leaves have a high reputation when it comes to brain boosting benefits. Since our ancient times, this herb has been part of many Ayurveda medicines, especially when it comes to brain related issues. Apart from using it for its brain related properties, it also has a cooling effect on the body. 

Let’s take a look at the various health benefits of Brahmi lehiyam

 

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Neuro cognitive booster

When it comes to a supplement to improve brain power, Brahmi leaves are definitely a part of it. This herb boosts the functioning of the brain by improving the short-term memory, long term memory and also the retaining capacity.

Based on Research conducted on Brahmi: 

“In many studies conducted on humans and animals, Brahmi has shown to improve memory performance and cognitive function.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5448442/

Many studies and research show that Brahmi can improve cognitive abilities, when consumed regularly. When combined with the right ingredients, it does not cause any side effects and adds more benefits for general well-being as well.

The Brahmi lehiyam available in YSA Market is prepared using natural, original and authentic herb, that is sourced from farmers who follow traditional farming methodologies. It is combined with suitable herbs like – Dried ginger, Black pepper, Long pepper, Arrow root, that provide additional benefits to our health. The Lehiyam is handmade and does not contain any preservative or tastemakers.

Rich source of Anti-oxidants

Oxidative stress is an important factor that leads to early aging and age-related health issues. There are many free radicals that cause damage to the skin, hair, internal organs and general functioning of the body. Brain is more prone to damages caused by free radicals and it is very important that one removes and prevents free radicals from the body for a better health.

Brahmi leaves are a great source of anti-oxidants that help you prevent free radicals and also flush out harmful toxins. When the oxidative stress is reduced, it improves the functioning of heart, liver and lungs. This herb also helps to prevent arthritis, cancer, respiratory illnesses, cardio-vascular related issues and internal inflammations.

Alleviates anxiety

The medicinal properties in Brahmi leaves help to reduce anxiety when consumed regularly. This herb regulates and reduces the level of Cortisol, which is directly related in causing stress, anxiety and stress related illness. Brahmi not only reduces stress; it also helps in improving the functioning of neurons and reduces the chances of Alzheimer’s disease. It also reduces the symptoms in Alzheimer’s patients.

Improves sleep

Brahmi leaves reduces stress and stress related illness effectively. When stress is reduced, it naturally promotes sleep and relaxation. This rejuvenation effect helps to regulate sleep and improves sleep pattern. The properties in the herb calms the mind and can be used to treat insomnia. When combined with the correct ingredients, Brahmi leaves can provide deep and undisturbed sleep.

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Based on Research conducted on Brahmi: 

“In Ayurvedic medicine certain herbs are known to produce calming and relaxing effect on mind thereby inducing sound sleep. These drugs can be used in finding treatment for disorders like insomnia. Some of the plants used for inducing sleep are; Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Vacha, Sarpgandha, Ashwagandha, Jatamasi, Chamomile and Lavender. “ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346475716_Insomnia_A_Study_on_Sleeping_Disorder_with_the_Reference_of_Ayurvedic_Herbs

Reduces blood pressure

The medicinal properties in Brahmi have found to reduce blood pressure and regulate it effectively. Irregular blood pressure and fluctuations can cause damage to the heart and day-to-day activities. When blood pressure is not monitored or controlled, it can cause damage to the brain and lead to stroke. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness, nausea, weakness, and reduced efficiency of internal organs.

“In a study conducted by Kamkaew et al. [56] on in vitro vasodilator properties of Brahmi, it was found that Brahmi decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure without significantly affecting heart rate.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5448442/

Brahmi for diabetes

The anti-oxidants and flavonoids present in Brahmi leaves are highly beneficial when it comes to regulating blood sugar levels. Brahmi has been in use in many Ayurveda medicines for regulating blood sugar levels, since ancient times. Currently there are many researches going on to find many other benefits that can be obtained from the herb.

Based on Research conducted on Brahmi: 

“The levels of plasma blood glucose were significantly (P < 0.05) elevated in the diabetic group while treatment with Brahmi showed to reduce the elevated blood glucose to normal levels. y. Moreover, the efficacy of Brahmi in maintaining normal levels of glycosylated haemoglobin is indicative of good control over blood glucose levels as this particular parameter reflects diabetes management and prognosis. This effect could be due to the presence of compounds possessing antioxidant property.”

https://www.jocpr.com/articles/antihyperglycaemic-effect-of-brahmi-bacopa-monnieri-l-in-streptozotocininduced-diabetic-rats-a-study-involving-antioxida.pdf

Anti-inflammatory property

Brahmi leaves have been used like to treat inflammations by our ancestors. A poultice of the herb can reduce inflammation and promote quick recovery. It can also reduce pain that are cause by arthritis and gout. When the herb is consumed regularly, it can help to reduce pain and internal inflammation as well.

Based on Research conducted on Brahmi: 

“The present study is the first to document that bacopa has an anti-inflammatory effect on brain microglia. Williams et al 2015 recently demonstrated that various extracts of bacopa had anti-inflammatory effects in cultured macrophages and human blood cells that included an inhibition of TNF-α release and Interferon gamma, and suppression of nitric oxide.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5269610/

The Brahmi lehiyam available in YSA Market is prepared using natural, original and authentic herb, that is sourced from farmers who follow traditional farming methodologies. It is combined with suitable herbs like – Dried Ginger, Black Pepper, Long Pepper, Arrow Root, that provide additional benefits to our health. The Lehiyam is handmade and does not contain any preservative or tastemakers.

This unique combination of Dasha flowers, Herbs and Brahmi leaves, can enhance your general health and also improve your memory without any side effects. Try our Brahmi lehiyam and many other natural health supplements that are highly beneficial for you and your family!

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