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How Brahmi Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

How Brahmi Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Protecting the brain has been more important than ever as cognitive decline is on the rise. Subjective cognitive decline is the increased frequency of confusion or memory loss and this is increasing as years go on and long term may end up as a degenerative disease.

Degenerative diseases are expected to triple to 14 million people by 2060 but taking herbs such as Brahmi can help to slow the decline.

Brahmi, scientifically known as Bacopa Monnieri is a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for its health benefits particularly on cognitive function and brain health. We will delve into Brahmi’s nutritional composition, importance and the benefits for ADHD and degenerative diseases in more detail and just how much it will beneficial for your brain.

This green leaf (grounded into powder in our wonderful pouches and jars) is rich in bioactive compounds including alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, sterols and bacosides.


Brahmi contains alkaloids such as brahmine and herpestine which have muscle relaxing properties. These compounds reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.


Flavonoids are antioxidants commonly found in plants and protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Flavanoids present in Brahmi include apigenin and luteolin which also contain anti-inflammatory properties. As well as these compounds reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, they also promote overall health and longevity.


Plant compounds such as saponins contain anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune modulating effects. These compounds are neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing and play a key role in improving memory, cognitive function and learning.


Brahmi contains sterols which have been known to lower cholesterol levels and support heart health.


Bacosides are rather unique compounds known for their cognitive enhancing effects. The compounds promote the growth of nerve endings, improve synaptic activity and increase neurotransmitter levels of acetylcholine. Bacosides exhibit neuroprotective properties which protect the brain cells from damage and promoting brain health.


How Brahmi helps ADHD and degenerative diseases

ADHD: Studies have shown how Brahmi can be beneficial for those with ADHD. Brahmi can modulate neurotransmitter levels including dopamine and serotonin. These play a crucial role in regulating attention, focus and impulse control which is often impaired in individuals with ADHD.

Degenerative Diseases: Brahmi contains antioxidant and neuroprotective properties which help manage degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. These properties help reduce inflammation, combat oxidative stress and promote neuronal survival. These components can potentially slow down the progression of diseases and improve cognitive functions in affected individuals.


In conclusion, Brahmi is a potent herb with a rich nutritional composition and a wide array of benefits that benefit brain health. With Brahmi’s cognitive enhancing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic properties making it a herb that should be considered in managing conditions like ADHD and slowing the progression of degenerative diseases.

As with any supplement, do consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating into your daily routine, especially if you may have a medical condition or are taking medication. Read more about the benefits on the Brahmi page here!


Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  Why is Brahmi good for the brain?

In Ayurvedic medicine, Brahmi is known as the Herb of Wisdom and contains a compound of bacosides which is responsible for its brain boosting benefits

  1. What are the benefits of Brahmi?

Brahmi helps to lower stress, improve focus, reduce symptoms of ADHD and helps to balance your left and right brain hemisphere.

  1. What is the botanical name of Brahmi?

Brahmi is an umbrella term from that covers Bacopa Monnieri and gotu kola. Both herbs have a very similar range of benefits. Our leaf powder is made of Bacopa Monnieri

  1. Is there any other ingredients in your Brahmi powder?

Our powder is made of 100% brahmi leaf. No additives, no other ingredients!

  1. Is Brahmi safe for children?

Yes, Brahmi, is safe to consume for children.