Brahmi vati is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form, used in the treatment of depression, blood pressure etc. This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision. This medicine is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice.
Uses and effect on dosha
Brahmi vati Uses: It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of depression, psychiatric conditions, sleeplessness, MDP, chronic fever, tremors in hands and legs, anxiety.
Useful in panic attacks.
It also helps to maintain normal blood pressure.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta
Dose and duration of use
Brahmi Bati dosage:
1 – 2 tablets per day, usually administered along with Gulkand / raisins or with honey, amla Murabba etc, based on the Dosha imbalance of the patient.
How long to use: It is administered for a period of 1 – 2 month.
With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
Ingredients and method of preparation
Brahmi vati ingredients, how to make:
Brahmi – Bacopa monnieri– 20 g
Shankhapushpi – Convolvulus pluricaulis – dried leaf – 20 g
Vacha – Acorus calamus – 10 g
Maricha – black pepper – 5 g
Gavkava – 20 g
Swarna Makshika Bhasma – Calx of Copper and Iron pyrite – 10 g
Rasasindhur – a compound of purified Mercury and Sulphur – 10 g
Method of preparation of Brahmi Bati:
First the rsasindhura is taken in a mortar and made into fine powder, to it, the fine powder of rest of the ingredients are added and mixed well, filtered. It is ground with decoction of Jatamansi, and tablets of 3 Ratti – 375 mg is made.
Diet To Follow
Have more of Ghee, coconut oil, Sunflower seed, almond,
taro root, flaxseed oil, soyabean, pistachio,
Broccoli, carrots, chard, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers
Flax seeds, walnut, tofu, brussel sprout, cauliflower, winter squash, fish oil, egg oil, krill oil, chia seeds, camelia are fine to take.
Diet To avoid:
There are no diet restrictions. Please avoid all types of junk foods, excessive non veg foods, try to avoid or limit alcohol and smoking. Avoid aerated drinks.
Please prefer homemade food wherever possible.
Reference, manufacturer and side effects
Reference: Ayurveda Sara Sangraha Gutika Vati Prakarana P:456
Maharishi Ayurveda, Baidyanath, Sri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd, Dabur.
Brahmi vati side effects:
Self medication with this medicine is not advised.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Over-dosage may cause adverse effects such as gastritis.
It is best avoided in pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.
+Is this medicine habit forming? Does it create dependence? Can we stop it after a few months of usage?
This medicine is not habit forming. After using for the prescribed period, your doctor would gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it. Follow your doctor’s instructions for gradual decrease of dose and stopping. Usually it does not cause any ill effects.