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Brahmi Powder

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$3.49

Product Description

Brahmi Powder

 

Rejuvenates and Promotes Thicker Hair


Brahmi is best known traditionally for its rejuvenative properties affecting brain cells and bringing improvement to memory functions. It is most commonly used in Ayurveda in brain tonics.

For hair care concerns, brahmi is best used in combination with amla, bhringraj, shikakai, tulsi, and/or neem powders to provide not only stronger roots, but also thicker hair and relief from itchy scalps. Brahmi can be used in a paste, a tea sprtiz for hair, or in an oil infusion.


Ingredients: 100% Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) Powder


Made in India


Imported by AyurNatural Beauty


Each foil pack contains 100g - 3.5 oz

 

 

What You Need to Know about Brahmi Powder

 Brahmi powder comes from the leaves of the brahmi plant. The leaves are dried and ground into a fine dust, and then used for various purposes. Brahmi powder is for everything from hair care to medicinal purposes. Please note that brahmi has many different names. You might see it as bacopa monnieri, waterhyssop, water hyssop or thyme-leafed gratiola. It is a mystery why one plant has so many names. In any case, it helps to know that all of those names belong to the same plant.

 
 
 Hair Care Concerns

 Some people use brahmi powder to strengthen the roots of the hair, relieve itchy scalp and prevent dandruff.

 For hair care, brahmi powder works best when mixed with additional herbal powders such as:

  • Ashwagandha, an herb that’s popular in traditional Indian medicine. Some people refer to ashwagandha as Indian ginseng. This herb treats disorders such as fatigue, dry skin and arthritis.
  • Tulsi, an herb that’s also popular in traditional Indian medicine. Holy basil is another name for this herb. It relieves stress, strengthens the immunity system and increase metabolism.
  • Bhringraj is another popular Indian herb that combats skin disorders, such as eczema and dermatitis.
  • Neem, also popular in traditional Indian medicine, helps treat malaria and ulcers. Neem also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal uses.
  • Amla is also a common herb popular with traditional Indian medicine. The herb is an excellent source of vitamin C, and helps strengthen the immune system, repair skin and treats high blood pressure and diabetes.

 Any of the herbs mentioned above are good to mix with brahmi powder.

 If you want to use brahmi powder for your hair, then you’ll need to get it into liquid form. This is easy to do, and is relatively quick.

 
  Option One

 This option is for people that have time to prepare an herbal infusion. If you’re in a hurry, skip to option two.

  1. Get the brahmi powder. If you’re adding additional powder, then get that as well.
  2. Boil some water and make an herbal infusion with the powder. To do this, put the powder into a jar and then pour the hot water into the jar.
  3. Close the jar and let the mixture sit overnight.
  4. Get a kitchen strainer and strain the mixture so you have liquid and no remnants of powder.
  5. Use the liquid to rinse your hair after shampooing.

 

  Option Two

 If you don’t have time to make an herbal infusion, then you can try this option.

  1. Get the brahmi powder and any other powders you’re using.
  2. Pour the powder into a bowl and add warm water.
  3. Mix the powder and water until it forms a paste as thick as yogurt.
  4. Wash your hair with the paste and rinse as usual.

 

 
 Additional Uses for Brahmi Powder

 In Prescriptions for Herbal Healing, author Phyllis Balch states that brahmi powder is a sort of miracle herb in India. It certainly has several uses beyond hair care. Out of all the herbal therapies popular in India, brahmi has proven to be a powerful brain and nerve tonic. It helps prevent short-term and long-term memory loss. There’s also evidence that brahmi helps fight against Alzheimer’s, attention deficit disorder and Parkinson’s disease. In short, brahmi is good for human brain function. In addition to helping the brain, brahmi stimulates hair, skin and nail growth. Natural healthcare practitioners also use it to treat joint pain, eczema and fever. When used for medicinal purposes, practitioners make the powder into a tonic or oil. However, brahmi is also available in pill form. There are reports that the herb reduces anxiety and stress, so some people take the herb in pill form in the morning and evening.

 
 
 Warning about Internal Use

 If you plan to use brahmi internally, you might want to discuss it with your doctor beforehand. Although brahmi is a natural herb, you could possibly experience side effects from taking it internally.

 According to Prescriptions for Herbal Healing, women that take birth control pills should avoid using brahmi orally. Women that are on estrogen replacement therapy should avoid ingesting brahmi as well. Brahmi helps balance the brain’s production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). An interaction between increased GABA and estrogen can cause temporary hearing loss.

 
 
 Origins

 Brahmi is a perennial herb that grows floating in the waters of wetlands and tropical marshes. The herb has crinkled leaves and white flowers, the top of which is for medicinal purposes.

 You can find brahmi in Central America, India and Florida.

Write a Review

  1. 2nd Brahmi Powder is Da Bomb!

    Posted by Shirl on Apr 25 2012

    See my previous review on this product below.


  2. Luv Brahmi!

    Posted by Shirl on Apr 25 2012

    The best for reviving curls after a week or two of wearing your natural hair straighten! Leaves hair soft, moisturized, shiny and defined--luv it!


  3. Brahmi Powder Is Da Bomb!

    Posted by Shirl on Jan 07 2012

    After finding an instructional on how to use this powder, last night I decided to use my recently purchased Brahmi Powder. The tip was to use it on the hair allowing it to sit for 30-60 minutes (I did 30), then rinse well in warm water then shampoo. Let me tell you, I was thrilled because for the first time, I know know what the naturalistas meant when they say "their curls were poppin'"! For my shampoo I used Terressentials Lavender Garden Hair Wash Extra (it's an organic mud wash and after using, no conditioner is needed--hair is soft, fluffy and detangled) recommended by YouTube's Naptural85--thanks Whitney! I loved this stuff!! When I was finished, I retwisted my hair taking care to incorporate a new learned technique with 3 strand braid toward the scalp, then merge it into a 2 strand twist--wonderful results!



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