The 2 plants, commonly referred to as Brahmi, are Gotu Kolu (Centella asiatica) or (Bacopa monniera). I will share the benefits Bacopa, a more watery plant - moist and best for Vata and Pitta. Brahmi means ‘expansive state of awareness’ so brahmi enhances cellular awareness. The literal translation meaning ‘energy of shakti’. It has a bitter, sweet taste and it has a cooling effect on the body. Its actions calm Vata, redirects flow of Vata downward (good for constipation from stress), reduces mental imbalances, increases intellect, excellent heart tonic, a rejuvenative (and especially good for nervous system), increases longevity, gives strength (especially to the mind), promotes energy, promotes sleep, alleviates skin conditions. It is indicated when we want to improve memory and concentration, enhance meditation. Aids recovery from exhaustion, stress. Useful for nervous system disorders: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s, autism, depression, drug addiction. Commonly used to treat insomnia. Can be indicated for inflammatory urinary disorders. Due to it’s cold nature, Bacopa is best combined with other herbs to protective digestive fire.
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Whole Healing Ayurveda
The teachings of Ayurveda are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago.