Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects
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.
|Ingredient||Quantity used in preparation|
|Pure Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter)||640 ml|
|Brahmi (water hyssop) – Bacopa Monnieri Fresh Juice||3000 ml|
|Vacha – Acorus Calamus powder||27 grams|
|Shankhpushpi – Convolvulus Pluricaulis powder||27 grams|
|Kuth (Kushta or Indian costus root) – Saussurea lappa powder||27 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:
- Trikatu Powder (Black pepper, Long Pepper, Dried Ginger Powder)
- Trivrit Powder – Operculina Turpethum
- Vaividang – Embelia Ribes
- Amaltas – Cassia fistula
- Saptala – Acacia sinuata
Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) has following healing properties.
- Memory enhancer
Brahmi Ghrita (Ghee) is helpful in following health conditions.
- Mental Fatigue
- Mental Stress
- Unmanageable emotional excesses
- 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.|
|Infants||1 ml *|
|Children||2.5 ml *|
|Adults||10 ml *|
|Pregnancy||5 ml *|
|Lactation||5 ml *|
|Geriatric (Old age)||5 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||20 ml Per Day|
|* Once a day|
|When to Take: In the morning on empty stomach|
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.
Brahmi Ghrita does not have any side effects when taken less than 10 grams per day. In higher dosage, it may cause following effects:
- Loss of Appetite
- Heaviness in the abdomen
- Sticky stools or excess fat in stools
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.