Side Effects Of Brahmi And Who Must Not Consume It?

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Brahmi can fight stress and anxiety as it slows down the heart rate. But people who have a slow heart rate (bradycardia), UTI, asthma, thyroid issues and intestinal blockage must avoid it. Also not recommended for pregnant and breast feeding mothers. Side effects include increased bowel movement, stomach cramps, nausea, dryness of mouth, fatigue.

In spite of its long list of health benefits, needless to say that too much consumption of Brahmi can lead to numerous side-effects. Common side effects include increased bowel movements, stomach cramps, nausea, dry mouth, and fatigue.

• Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Although there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Brahmi if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, one should stay on the safe side and consult a doctor. Even safer is to avoid it all together.

• Slow heart rate (bradycardia): Brahmi has a tendency to slow down the heart rate. This helps in fighting stress and anxiety. But this could be a problem in people who already have a slow heart rate.

• Intestinal blockage: This herb may cause congestion in the intestines which can cause problems in people who have a blockage in their intestines.

• Ulcers: Brahmi may increase secretions in the stomach and intestines, which in turn may worsen ulcers.

• Lung problems: People having lung conditions such as asthma or emphysema should consult a doctor before partaking Brahmi. This is because Brahmi may increase fluid secretions in the lung which may worsen the aforesaid conditions.

• Thyroid disorders: Likewise, Brahmi should be cautiously used or avoided altogether if you have a thyroid condition or you are under thyroid hormone medications. This is due to the fact that consumption of Brahmi may increase levels of thyroid hormone.

• Urinary tract problems: Brahmi might increase secretions in the urinary tract. There is concern that this could worsen urinary obstruction.


Edited by Rachelle Chandraan


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Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for sharing! :) Anish Lekshman

Anish Lekshman
Anish Lekshman 5pts

Its hydrocotyle. Brahmi is different than this. Bhrahmi will boost the memory and Hydrocotyle have some character of bhrahmi but mostly its using for purifying the blood.

Ayurveda 5pts

D'Angelo Robinson No! it is called water hyssop :)

Renoy Daniel
Renoy Daniel 5pts

This is image is kudangal plant not brahmi

Reena George
Reena George 5pts

The image shown here is 'kudangal' a medicinal plant but not 'brahmi'.

Roop T Lika
Roop T Lika 5pts

But its not bramhi, which photo you shown as bramhi.

Ayurveda 5pts

Alec Goenner Kindly try now :)

Usha Earkara
Usha Earkara 5pts

This is not brahmi....its s called mandookaparni n sanskrith...malayalam name s kudangal....it serves the purpose of brahmi...medhyam...

Nadia Desa
Nadia Desa 5pts

I second u Sheeba John. Brahmi looks different.

Liseta de Almeida
Liseta de Almeida 5pts

Purtugues people are not be happy with news és good for you ☺

Alpana Mazumder
Alpana Mazumder 5pts

This is not brahmi. These are penny wort or thankuni herb.

Sheeba John
Sheeba John 5pts

.......don't think so.....brahmi looks different from the plant posted here and has somewhat oval small leaves and with white small flowers.....

Ayurveda 5pts

Agreed! :) Pijush Debbarma

Ayurveda 5pts

Great! :) Arosh Sachira Jayakody

Ayurveda 5pts

Thank you! :) Surendra Sharma

Ayurveda 5pts

That's great! :) Anu Sudheendra

Anu Sudheendra
Anu Sudheendra 5pts

Nevermind.. Got it! Thankfully... No worries! Good information!

Pijush Debbarma
Pijush Debbarma 5pts

Better not to have this because now a days all deseases are silent killer, suddently you will face big problem.... Most deseases takes long time to show its symptoms.....

Mimi Das
Mimi Das 5pts

Yes. The picture shows wrong. It is not Brahmi, in Bengali its call Thankuni.

Sujatha Pournami
Sujatha Pournami 5pts

This is not brahma, it's called Braahmi in San skirt. Central asiatica- sanskrit name. Called mandukaparni,Muthill, kudangal in local language. Almost same properties of Braahmi, Bacon's moneri

Sheeba John
Sheeba John 5pts

..but, is this picture is real brahmi??!!!

Pradipkumar Bagde
Pradipkumar Bagde 5pts

It is not Bramhi , it is Mandukparni. Pankaj Nath have given the right picture of Bramhi i.e.Bacopa moniniera. Both plants have some equal qualities but not all.

Sinu Joseph
Sinu Joseph 5pts

It is not Brahmi, it is Centella asiatica

Mark McCudden
Mark McCudden 5pts

Gotu kola and bacopa are both considered brami