Brahmi / ब्राह्मी / Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell

Other Names

  • Local Name: Brahmi / ब्राह्मी
  • Common Name: Water hyssop
  • Botanical Name: Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Riverside, Marshy areas
  • Season of Availability: Throughout the year
  • Geography: Southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America
  • Method of Propagation: Vegetative propogation
  • Part used for Propagation: Cuttings

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Leaves are eaten as vegetable.
  • As Medicine: Herb helps reduce anxiety and improve liver function.
  • Cooking Method: Herb is used medicinally.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-oxidant properties
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps reduce anxiety and improve liver function.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps reduce anxiety and improve liver function.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Entire plant is used in ayurvedic medicines.

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Brahmi / ब्राह्मी / Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell

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