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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:
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.
This option is for people that have time to prepare an herbal infusion. If you’re in a hurry, skip to option two.
If you don’t have time to make an herbal infusion, then you can try this option.
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.
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.
Posted by Shirl on Apr 25 2012
See my previous review on this product below.
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!
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!