Bráhmí, Brahma-manduki, Mandukaparni, Gotu Kola, Indian Pennywort

 

Sanskrit: Bráhmí

baRamI

 

Hindi: Brahma-manduki, Mandukaparni

English: Gotu Kola, Indian Pennywort

Latin: Hydrocotyle asiatica Linn. Umbelliferae

Part Used: Herb

Habitat: Common throughout India and the world, in shaded, watery places.

Energetics: Bitter-cold-sweet VPK=

Tissues: All except reproductive; mainly blood, marrow, nerve

Systems: Circulatory, digestive, nervous, respira- tory, reproductive, excretory

Action: Alterative, diuretic, febrifuge, nervine, rejuvenative

Uses: Best rejuvenative herb for brain cells and nerves, intelligence. Adrenal purifier, AIDS, blood purifier, eczema, epilepsy, insanity, hypochondria, fevers (intermittent), hair loss, immune system

boost (cleansing and nourishing), liver, longevity, memory, nervous disorders, psoriasis, senility, skin conditions (chronic and obstinate), venereal dis- eases, tetanus, convulsions, rheumatism, elephan- tiasis, bowel disorders.

Spiritual Uses: The most sattwic herb Precautions: Large doses may cause headaches, spaciness, or itching

Preparation: Infusion, decoction, powder, ghee, oil

Note: Similar use as Bacopa Monniera

 

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