In this article, we will be discussing the benefits of Brahmi as a Cognitive enhancer. Cognitive enhancers are prescribed drugs that help in the cognitive enhancement of the brain and that is improving attention, information processing or concentration along with interfering with areas that deal with decision making and rational thinking.
Nootropics are cognitive enhancers that have the exact chemicals that help boost your mental skills. These are quite helpful for FDA-Approved purposes such as treating Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, Schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ageing.
Nootropics are available in a wide range and we all are using nootropics in some way or the other to improve the performance of our brain or to relieve it from stress. Coffee or Tea have caffeine in them which is a nootropic and some people prefer dietary supplements to enhance their brain functioning such as ginseng and ginkgo. Nootropics like these in low amounts are harmless but there are prescribed Nootropics too which are used for FDA Approved purposes.
Here we are going to talk about a similar harmless Nootropic, known as Brahmi or Bacopa Monnieri which is a herb and has proven positive effects as a Nootropic.
What is Brahmi or Bacopa Monnieri?
Brahmi is a medicinal herb that grows in wet and tropical conditions in the wetlands of Southern and Eastern India and is quite renowned in Ayurveda for its multiple benefits. It is also called herb of grace, water hyssop or thyme-leaved gratiola.
Brahmi is said to have some astounding benefits when consumed on a daily basis. You will find elderly people in any family endorsing Brahmi and encouraging you to try it because it really boosts mental power and concentration abilities.
The advantages of this herb are endless but what exactly makes it so exploitable?
What are the benefits of Brahmi
Brahmi or Bacopa Monnieri helps in
1. Controlling anxiety and relieving stress first of all which is a bonus in today’s chaotic world
2. It works toward increasing memory and retention power
3. Decreases the rate of forgetfulness
4. Treats any such disorder which gives anxiety, poor intellect and poor memory
5. Also used to cure Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and stress
6. Works in treating irritable bowel syndrome too
How does Brahmi work?
Brahmi is responsible for triggering the neurotransmitters or the production of brain chemicals that are involved in the thought process, learning, concentration and memory.
There is an active compound in it called Bacosides that delays the mental degradation that comes with age. And its positive effects on memory are proven by research which makes it all the more needful in your daily life. Who doesn’t want a herbal solution towards good memory and retention power?
It also protects your brain from some chemicals which are responsible for causing some major diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. It has powerful antioxidants which protect body organs from internal damage and oxidative stress by flushing out all the neurotoxins present in the body. Its neuroprotective abilities are the reason why it is so helpful in the treatment of any sort of cognitive impairment disease.
Brahmi is said to help with insomnia because insomnia is caused by stress and depression which hampers your sleep cycle. Temporary solutions like overworking or intentionally burning yourself to fall asleep are not very helpful in the long term. Massaging Brahmi oil over the head helps in calming your body and relaxing. When the body is stress-free, it automatically returns to the normal sleep cycle.
This Nootropic is definitely a ‘herbal grace’ for the wide range of benefits it provides. In a world where one hardly can take out time for itself, to introspect and relax and make its body stress free- Brahmi surely comes in as a saviour. And not just relaxing, but the cognitive enhancement it does is beyond appreciation.