Bramhi / Bacopa monnieri and Gotu kola/ Centella asiatica:
The fact that these two herbs have very similar actions only adds to the confusion that exists around them. Hopefully, the information that follows will offer some clarity. In the interest of simplicity, we will refer here to Centella asiatica as “gotu kola” and Bacopa monnieri as “bacopa.” Honoring the fact that both of these herbs have legendary effects on the mind and consciousness, both are said to support longevity.Open and clarify the mind
Strengthen memory and intellect, Support focus and concentration, Encourage a balanced emotional state, Promote daytime energy and nighttime sleep, Support healthy blood cells, Promote healthy skin and hair.
Guduchi/ Tinospora cordifolia
The health promoting powers of guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) were so respected by the authors of the ancient Ayurvedic texts that they called it “Amrita” or “Divine Nectar.” A powerful nutritive tonic, guduchi is one of the best herbs
As a rejuvenative, guduchi strengthens the tissues, bolsters immunity, and promotes vitality while calming the mind and supporting proper function of the nervous system. It is also traditionally used to promote longevity and to support healthy reproduction.
Shankhpushpi / Convolvulus pluricaulis
Shankhpushpi is one of the few herbs which is used to reduce stress levels, anxiety, memory loss, tensions and to keep the brain calm and relaxed. The herb is commonly called as a brain tonic. The herb when taken every day in small quantities boosts memory power, therefore, used treating in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia.
It balances the neurotoxins and acts an anti-depressant drug which reduces the effect of toxins on the brain. It rejuvenates the brain and acts as a psycho-stimulant and tranquilizer. The herb is useful in insomnia, which promotes good sleep.
Its anti-ageing properties rejuvenates the skin, reduces skin disorders and improves the life longevity.
Jatamansi / Spikenard :
Spikenard, popularly known as jatamansi in India, has been used extensively in Ayurveda for ages. The herb has multiple benefits ranging from skin care, treating bacterial infection, odour removing to anti-inflammatory, laxative, sleep inducing, being good for the uterus among others. Jatamansi is considered to be memory enhancing. It also has relaxing and calming attributes which makes it an important ingredient for various ayurvedic and herbal medicinal products.
Jyotishmati /Intellect plant:
Jyotishmati is an ancient Ayurvedic plant valued primarily for its health benefits. It is a shrub that grows at high elevation (usually above 3000 feet) primarily in India. It is frequently used as brain tonic due to its purported effect on memory and intellect.
Improves intelligence, balances body , improve digestion, memory, To relieve constipation, To help with anemia and liver disorders, As a cardiac tonic.
This is not a medical advice, please consult your doctor before taking any of the mentioned herbs due to its medicinal properties. This is based on personal research and consumption of reasonable dosage. I haven’t had any side effects from any of these pure plant based herbs but if your already facing on going health issues its better to consult your doctor before trying these out.
I have had positive changes from these herbs, without any previous health issues, had perfect health even before trying these herbs but did have a positive up-boost in well-being after trying these above mentioned herbs.