Brahmi is a plant whose leaves are shaped like the Cerebellum in our brain. It is widely available in India. Brahmi or Bacopa monnieri is an important herb in Ayurveda. It has been traditionally used to soothe the head and improve memory power. Brahmi Oil is good for the scalp and also helps prevent and hair fall and strengthen the hair.
Brahmi is also rich in anti-oxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties. Massaging Brahmi Oil is also helpful in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The plant might have small amounts of anti-cancer agents but is very useful in reducing stress and anxiety. Brahmi Oil massage can improve brain function.
A Study by Researchers from the University of Montana in United States of America titled “The Ayurvedic plant Bacopa monnieri inhibits inflammatory pathways in the brain” has found that application of brahmi topically can improve inflammation in the skin. It can also be consumed for its anti-inflammatory property, the study confirmed.
Efficacy of Brahmi in enhancing brain functions was confirmed by researchers from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in their study titled “Enhancement of basolateral amygdaloid neuronal dendritic arborization following Bacopa monnieri extract treatment in adult rats”.
Similarly, many positive effects of Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) have been confirmed by many modern researchers across the globe. Oil made from Brahmi is prepared by treating Brahmi extracts in Coconut oil (for summer) or Sesame oil (for winter) and carries all the goodness and nutrients of Brahmi plant. It relaxes the mind and body, improves quality of meditation if applied before the practice and is highly beneficial for the hair and scalp.
BENEFITS OF BRAHMI OIL
IN TREATING ALOPECIA AREATA
Brahmi Oil is very effective in curing Alopecia Areata, a disorder in which the subject experiences loss of hair in certain patches. The disorders mostly occur when the immune system attacks hair follicles in a confused state due to stress. Brahmi Oil pacifies and destresses the body and the goodness in Brahmi and the root oil will stimulate hair growth in the region again.
FOR ANXIETY AND STRESS
Massaging Brahmi Oil can calm the mind and body. Studies have also shown it enhances brain function and brings clarity. This is help in overcoming anxiety. Meditation and Brahmi Oil massage can be a great combination to treat anxiety.
AS AN ANTI-DANDRUFF AGENT
Dandruff is a condition where the flakes appear on the scalp. Brahmi Oil helps treat dandruff by improving scalp health and nourishing skin cells. It can also help treat dandruff due to fungi.
Epilepsy is a condition in which the nervous system malfunctions and has an impact on brain activity. Patients with epilepsy experience sudden seizure attacks. Brahmi Oil is the best solution to this condition. A massage with Brahmi Oil improves the nervous system and attempts to restore the normal functioning of the body.
Brahmi Oil also promotes hair growth. It improves scalp health and also the health of individual hair strands. Brahmi Oil has been used to prevent hair fall for over a thousand years in ayurvedic systems.
Consuming Brahmi extracts and topically applying Brahmi Oil is an efficient method to lower Blood Pressure. It promotes relaxation, reduces stress and thus helps lower Blood Pressure. Brahmi Oil massage is also indicated as a standalone treatment to lower Blood Pressure by some Ayurveda doctors.
SIDE EFFECTS & PRECAUTIONS
When used under medical supervision in regulated doses Brahmi Oil is safe for everyone.
It normally has no side effects.
In certain special cases, itchiness and redness of the skin are observed, largely due to overdose or due to allergic reactions.
It is advisable for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children to use this Oil after consultations with a doctor.
People suffering from skin rashes and diabetic skin disorders are also advised to discuss with their physician before using Brahmi Oil.