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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.

Ingredients (Composition)

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
ShankhpushpiConvolvulus 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:

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.
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

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.

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