Parts used – whole plant
Uses – The whole plant of Brahmi is used in the form of juice to treat insanity, epilepsy, paediatric diseases, pox and as a rejuvinative.
Biochemical Analysis– Its many active compounds include: alkaloids (brahmine and herpestine), saponins (d-mannitol and hersaponin, acid A, and monnierin), flavonoids (luteolin and apigenin). Also in significant amounts: betulic acid,
How it is used in different disease-
Brahmi, kusmanda(Benincasa hispida ) and sankhapuspi ((convolvulus microphyllus ) separately mixed with kustha (Saussurea lappa) and honey is used in mental disorders (10-15 gms) (VM.20.3; SG.2.1.18)
Old ghee processed with brahmi juice, vaca(Acorus calamus) , kustha (Saussurea lappa) and sankhapuspi (convolvulus microphyllus alleviate insanity, inauspiciousness, and epilepsy (10-15 gms) (CS.Ci.10.25)
To promote intellect
Juice of Brahmi, or mandukaparni(Centella asiatica) are be taken with honey and ghee to promote intellect (10-15 ml) (KS.P.5)