Brahmi Ghrita is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, mainly for treatment of improving intelligence, learning skills and speech.
::Brahmi Ghrita reference::
::Brahmi Ghrita Ingredients::
Gir Cow Ghee, Brahmi, Trikatu, Pipper, Long pipper, Ginger, Shweta and Krishna Trivrit, Danti, Shankhapushpi, Nripadruma, Saptala, Krumihara
::Brahmi Ghrita benefits::
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of improving learning skills, intelligence, memory, speech.
It is also used in the treatment of skin diseases, epilepsy and female infertility. Reportedly overcomes impotency.
It is used for treating Depression, Fatigue, Myalgia -depression induced bodyache Stress disorder Useful in panic attacks.
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata, Pitta and Kapha
::Brahmi Ghrita Uses::
As medicine – quarter to half teaspoon with water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
For Panchakarma preparation – Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgement of Ayurvedic doctor.
Can take with Warm water or warm milk.
It is better to drink hot water soon after taking this ghrita.
::Diet To Follow::
Take a food with rich of Vitamin E.
Have more of Ghee, coconut oil, Sunflower seed, almond, taro root, flaxseed oil, soyabean, pistachio, Broccoli, carrots, chard, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers Flax seeds, walnut, tofu, brussel sprout, cauliflower, winter squash, Vegetable oils, peanuts, Cooked spinach, chia seeds, Tomato, turnip greens, peanut butter, wheat germ, Avocado. are fine to take.
::Diet to avoid::
Avoid all types of junk foods, excessive non veg foods, try to avoid or limit alcohol and smoking. Avoid aerated drinks. Please prefer homemade food wherever possible. It is best to avoid cold water / cold food stuff soon after taking this ghrita. While taking this ghrita, better to avoid excess of garlic and onion and excess of non veg food. (to improve Sattvik nature of mind)
::Uses Brahmi Ghrita as a brain tonic for healthy people::
If you are healthy, still want to use Brahmi ghrita, then take half a teaspoon of this, just before your morning cup of coffee/tea/ milk. You can take it for up to two months.
Note that you have to have some hot drink or at least hot water, after taking this herbal brain tonic ghee.
::Brahmi Ghrita Side Effects::
However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged. People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should exercise precaution. In very high dose, it may cause diarrhoea and indigestion.
::How to Use in Pregnancy, Lactation and Children::
Seek medical advice for its usage during pregnancy.
It can be administered to lactation mother and children, in lower doses.
In Children, the dose depends on the precsribing doctor.
For a five year old, the average dose is quarter to half a teaspoon per day, preferably before food.
Brahmi Ghrita is used along with Swarna Bhasma (Gold calx) in a childhood healthcare program called Swarna Prashana Samskara, useful in improving immunity and mental strength of children.