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Brahmi

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 4, 2019.

What are other common names?

  • Bacopa monniera
  • Bacopa monnieri
  • Herpestis monniera
  • Moniera cuneifolia
  • Andri
  • Bacopa
  • Herb of Grace
  • Herpestis Herb
  • Herpestis Monniera
  • Indian Pennywort
  • Jal-Brahmi
  • Jalanimba
  • Jalnaveri
  • Nira-Brahmi
  • Sambrani Chettu
  • Thyme-Leaved Gratiola
  • Water Hyssop

What is this product used for?

Brahmi is used by some people to help heal wounds.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with other drugs or natural products.

  • Taking this product with other drugs that are broken down by the liver may cause liver problems.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Liver problems

    • Blood pressure or circulation problems

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Stomach cramps

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad headache

Last Reviewed Date

2018-04-20

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