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Also Known As : Bacopa, Herb of Grace, Babies tear, Bacopa monnieri, Gotu kola, Hespestis monniera, Nirbrahmi, Indian Pennywort, Jalanevari and water hyssop
Technical Name : Bacopa monnieri


Taste Profile

Brahmi has a bitter and sweet taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Bacopa Monnieri Lf. Powder


Brahmi is basically a small creeping herb with numerous branches. It is well grown in warm and humid tropical to sub-tropical climates in damp and marshy areas. Brahmi has oval shaped leaves. The leaves of Brahmi are formed in pairs along the stems. Its small- tubular, five petaled flowers are white- purple in colour. Brahmi stem is soft, succulent, and hairy with the glands.

Health benefits

  • Brahmi helps to regulate the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes and also helps to improve symptoms of hypoglycemia.(1)
  • It stimulates cognitive pathways in the brain to boost cognitive ability.(1)
  • It provides relief from arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.(1)
  • Brahmi helps in soothing gastric ulcers and treating an irritable bowel syndrome.(1)


Excess consumption of Brahmi may lead to dry mouth, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, palpitation, and nausea.(2)

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