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    October 31, 2020 2 min read


    Nicolle our student is very close to finish her Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda with the AIHFE.

    She has been busy in Lakshmi’s garden harvesting Brahmi and Gotu Kola.

    We have such a great learning environment putting theory into practice.

    We love making Ayurvedic formulations from scratch.

    We look forward to showing you what we are making with lots and lots of fresh Brahmi. ???

    If you like to learn more about Brahmi please read more.

    The Sanskrit word Brahmi is derived from ‘brahma’ the creator of the universe.

    Mandukaparni/ Centella asiatica is different from Brahmi.

    Ayurvedic properties are:

      • Rasa: tikta and kashaya

      • Guna: laghu (light) and sara(laxative)

      • Virya: sheeta

      • Vipaka: madhura

      • Prabhava/ special potency: alleviates apasmara/ epilepsy and unmada/ hysteria

      • Dosha: Tridosha mainly Kaphapittahara,

    It’s Ayurvedic actions are:

    1. Medhya, intellect promoting, boosts the memory,

    2. Useful in disorders such as epilepsy (Apasmara)

    3. Rasayana, it is also praised as a Majjadhatu rasayana as it rejuvenates the nervous system. Useful in Parkinson’s and ADHD.

    4. Shotha/ oedema – brahmi has a mild diuretic property

    5. Smritiprada – promotes the intellect and intelligence.

    6. Samjna sthapana- restores consciousness

    7. Ayushya – increases longevity

    8. Vishahara – anti poising properties

    9. Kasa/ cough. In hoarseness of voice brahmi, pippali, vasa and haridra is chewed.

    10. Pandu/ Anaemia

    11. Prameha/ Diabetes.

    12. Kusthaghna – alleviates skin conditions especially with an underlying nervous imbalance.

    13. Jwara

    14. Anuloma – redirects the flow of vata downwards

    15. Hridaya – heart tonic

    16. Balya- gives strength (especially to the mind)

    17. It can cool the heat of cystitis and pain of dysuria by eliminating pitta out of the mutravahasrotas. Medicated milk with brahmi is best for this.

    18. Brahmi nourishes all seven dhatus (tissues)

    This creeper is available in Australia, try to plant your own Brahmi in your garden, it is a water loving plant and best to have moist soil or plant it near a pond or an irrigated fields.

    With Love your Lakshmi team ???

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