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Certified Organic Brahmi leaf powder Also known as Gotu Kola
A mental rejuvenative that supports healthy brain and nervous system function*
Supports memory, intelligence and concentration*
Supports proper function of the nervous system*
Promotes healthy skin and hair*
Rasa (taste): bitter, astringent, sweet
Virya (action): cooling
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas
Commentary: Those familiar with "the doctrine of signatures" may not find it surprising that a plant with a leaf that resembles a cerebellum would have a special affinity for the brain. Brahmi is a renowned mental rejuvenative traditionally used to promote the intellect, enhance mental performance and support proper function of the nervous system. The leaves are highly sattvic and historically have been eaten by yogis to assist in meditation. Brahmi is said to improve concentration, memory and alertness. It is a natural blood purifier and helps support clear, healthy skin. Brahmi is also famous for promoting healthy, lustrous hair and is often applied as an oil for this purpose. Brahmi is cooling and relaxing making it an excellent tonic for Pitta. It also calms Vata in the mind and reduces excess Kapha in the body. A truly amazing herb that lives up to its name which literally means "the energy of universal consciousness".*
This product is organically grown and processed in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).
Brahmi is also known as Kula kudi (Hindi), Mandukaparni (Sanskrit), and Indian pennywort (English). The botanical name of Brahmi / Gotu Kola is Centella asiatica which is also synonymous with Hydrocotyle asiatica. Bacopa monniera is another plant that is also known as Brahmi.
USDA certified organic - sustainably sourced, and fairly traded.
4oz is approximately one month's supply.
1/4-1/2 tsp 2x / day with warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
This product contains loose leaf for the freshest and most potent results.
An organic cotton tea bag will be provided with your order to strain your herbs for enjoyable drinking.
Your order will contain about 60 servings, 1/2 teaspoon each.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Brahmi - Gotu Kola may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any product for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this product to treat a medical condition.
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
Literally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.