Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Brahmi Ghrita (also called Brahmi Ghee and spelled as Brahmi Ghritam) is an ayurvedic medicated clarified butter used for enhancing memory and treating stress disorders. It also improves intelligence, cognitive functions and learning skills. Therefore, it is commonly used as adjuvant in Swarna Prashana Sanskar as recommended by ayurveda for enhancing immunity and mental capabilities in children.

Ingredients (Composition)

IngredientQuantity used in preparation
Pure Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter)640 ml
Brahmi (water hyssop) – Bacopa Monnieri Fresh Juice3000 ml
Vacha – Acorus Calamus powder27 grams
ShankhpushpiConvolvulus Pluricaulis powder27 grams
Kuth (Kushta or Indian costus root) – Saussurea lappa powder27 grams

Mix all ingredients and simmer the mixture until only Ghee remains. Leave it for several hours to cool down and then separate the Brahmin Ghrita from the residues using clean cotton cloth or filter paper.

Note: Formulas of the Brahmi Ghee can vary according to various textbooks in the ayurveda, but Brahmi is a common ingredient in all formulas. Other ingredients used in making Brahmi Ghee are as follows:

Medicinal Properties

Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) has following healing properties.

  1. Memory enhancer
  2. Anti-stress
  3. Antioxidant
  4. Adaptogenic
  5. Anticancer
  6. Antidepressant
  7. Anticonvulsant

Therapeutic Indications

Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Mental Fatigue
  • Mental Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unmanageable emotional excesses
  • Convulsions
  • Epilepsy
  • Hyperuricemia or Gout
  • Nervine Weakness
  • Speech Disorders – Stuttering, Difficulties Pronouncing Sounds, articulation disorders

Dosage & Administration

The most appropriate dosage of Brahmi Ghrita is 10 ml once a day for adults with good digestive capacity. The maximum dosage of Brahmi Ghee should not exceed from 20 ml per day.

The general dosage of Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) is as follows.
Infants1 ml *
Children2.5 ml *
Adults10 ml *
Pregnancy5 ml *
Lactation5 ml *
Geriatric (Old age)5 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage20 ml Per Day
* Once a day
When to Take: In the morning on empty stomach

Safety Profile

Brahmi Ghrita is considerably safe for most individuals when Brahmi Ghrita taken under professional supervision and within the dosage of Brahmi Ghrita recommended in ayurveda.

Side Effects

Brahmi Ghrita does not have any side effects when taken less than 10 grams per day. In higher dosage, it may cause following effects:

  1. Loss of Appetite
  2. Heaviness in the abdomen
  3. Sticky stools or excess fat in stools

Precaution

People with heart disease, high cholesterol levels, diabetes should check about the total calories from the saturated fats. Brahmi oil is based on cow’s ghee, which is high in saturated fats. One should consult with physician for an appropriate dosage of Brahmi Ghrita under such circumstances. For general information, the dosage of Brahmi Ghrita should not exceed from 10 grams per day in such cases.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Brahmi Ghrita should be taken in pregnancy under the supervision of ayurvedic physician. The dosage of Brahmi Ghrita should not exceed 10 grams per day.

Lactating mothers can also use the Brahmi Ghee under the supervision of ayurvedic physician. According to ayurveda, Brahmi Ghrita is considerably safe and beneficial for lactating mothers as well as for babies.



13 Comments
  1. Sreedevi says

    Can lactating mothers take Brahmi Ghrita?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Lactating mothers can take Brahmi Ghrita. It does not have any unwanted effects on babies. Read: Pregnancy & Lactation

  2. Sreedevi says

    I am taking BRAHMI GHRITHA for mental stability and Ashwagandharishta for physical wellness. Can I go with this combination? I am a lactating mother of my four month old.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      This combination is considerably safe for lactating mothers, so lactating mothers can take it. There are likely no side effects on mothers as well as on breastfed babies.

  3. Sreedevi says

    Sir, My 4 1/2 month old infant is passing light green stool 3 to 4 times a day. Can this be due to my consuming Brahmi Ghritam? I am taking 1/2 a teaspoon of the ghee in empty stomach in the morning with hot water. Please reply.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Infant’s digestive system may not digest this amount of Ghee. If Brahmi Ghritam is not suggested by physician or indicated for treatment of specific disease, then you should not give this up to 6 months of age.

  4. Karan bansal says

    Does Brahmi Ghrita help in stammering?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Brahmi Ghrita contains Vacha, Kushta and Brahmi. All these ingredients are very helpful for reducing stammering. If it is used along with Kalyana Churna and Saraswatarishta, then results are awesome. One can get positive results within 3 to 6 months of regular use of this combination.

  5. Rayees says

    Can High BP patient take Brahmi Gritham?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, hypertensive patient can also take Brahmi Ghee, but the daily maximum intake of Brahmi ghee should not exceed from 10 ml i.e. 2 level teaspoons of melted ghee.

      This amount of ghee including medicated ghee including Brahmi ghee does not likely affect cardiovascular health or blood pressure. Saturated fats are also essential for several important functions in the body. It also provides strengthening benefits.

      If the underlying cause of high blood pressure is any stress disorder, then Brahmi Ghee also helps to calm the mind and reduces the stress, anxiety, depression and irritation, which ultimately also helps to normalize the blood pressure.

  6. Rajender Reddy G says

    I use to take honey & lemon early in the morning there after 3 liters of water. When should I take brahmi gritham with Swarna bhasma?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The best recommendable time to take Brahmi Ghrita with Swarna Bhasma is the morning on empty stomach.
      You need either to stop honey lemon drink in the morning with this or keep at least an hour gap between both remedies.

  7. Sangeeta Jalan says

    My daughter is 20 years old and is autistic with mild MR. Now these day she has become very cranky, her anger is increasing day by day. So doctor prescribed her bramhi ghrita 20ml. But she doesn’t want to take it in liquid form. We are trying, but she is not cooperating. Are there any empty capsules available so that we can fill the liquid in it and give her? Is it possible? Is any other way possible? Please suggest us.

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