Brahmi Tea for the Mind & Nervous System

brahmi tea

Brahmi is one of my favourite teas to enjoy throughout my workday, especially when mental endurance or a wider perspective is required. A sattvic herb, it brings mental calm and clarity, promoting greater subtle awareness. This herb is especially beneficial to the mind and nervous system, but also supports healthy blood and radiant skin.

“Brahmi is a plant in constant samadhi” – Bhuanveswari 

The name Brahmi means “that which gives knowledge of the Supreme Reality”. In its essence, the plant connects to the feminine creative potential which emerges from pure awareness. Brahmi is considered an important food for yogis and meditators, particularly for the Vedic scholars who have to memorize very long texts!

Benefits:

  • revitalizes the brain cells, improving cognition, memory and concentration
  • moves blockages and toxins from the nervous system, decreasing mental fatigue
  • enhances meditation and opens the crown chakra
  • promotes healthy skin and hair
  • delays signs of aging

Indications:

  • anxiety, nervousness or stress
  • lack of clarity, memory or mental focus, including attention-related disorders
  • anemia
  • insomnia or disturbed sleep
  • aids recovery from drug or alcohol addiction
  • weak immune system
  • stomach acidity
  • issues related to sexual performance or venereal disease

Uses:

  • Tea : perhaps the simplest way to enjoy its benefits
  • During meditation or before bed: Brahmi oil can be rubbed into the crown chakra or into the scalp
  • In Shirodhara: Commonly used in this powerful ayurvedic treatment for the mind
  • Brahmi ghee, herbal powder or tablets:  Can be taken at bedtime to promote restful sleep
  • Nasal application :  To nourish the mind
  • Those with vata-aggravations can pair it with other vata balancing herbs, such as ashwaghanda

Contra-indications: May cause headaches or loss of consciousness if taken in large doses. Those who are pregnant or nursing should consult with a physician before taking this herb.

Brahmi tea is available in Canada through the following fine companies:

Shanti Tea Company

Satya Spices

 

References:

The Yoga of Herbs, by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

Banyan Botanicals (banyanbotanicals.com)

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