Brahmi is used as a nerve tonic and an aid to learning. Brahmi contains chemicals that might enhance thinking and learning. There is some evidence to suggest that it might relax muscles in the blood vessels, airways, and the small intestine. It might also have activity as a tranquilizer and pain reliever.
Take by mouth exactly as prescribed by your HealthCare Provider. Usually it is advised to take one or two caps twice daily. To be swallowed with water or milk.
If you miss a dose of this medicine and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. Do not take 2 doses at once.
One or two caps twice daily. For improving thinking skills: a dosage of 300 mg brahmi extract per day for 12 weeks.
Store at the room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
Brahmi is a plant. People use the above ground parts for medicine.
Brahmi should be used with caution in patients with hypertension.
Brahmi seems safe for most people when used short-term and appropriately. Side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and fatigue.
Do NOT take brahmi if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Brahmi appears to be free of reported side effects. Its CNS actions do not include serious sedation, although the potentiation of chlorpromazine's effect on conditioned avoidance responses may indicate caution with phenothiazine coadministration.
Possible side effects: nausea, dry mouth, and fatigue.