Brahmi, Gotu Kola, Mandukaprani, Sarswati - Plant

Centella grows in tropical swampy areas.The stems are slender, creeping stolons, green to reddish-green in color, connecting plants to each other.
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About Brahmi

Centella asiatica, commonly known as centella and gotu kola, is a small, herbaceous, annual plant of the family Mackinlayaceae or subfamily Mackinlayoideae of family Apiaceae, and is native to wetlands in Asia.It is used as a medicinal herb in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional African medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine.

It is also known as the Asiatic pennywort or Indian pennywort in English, among various other names in other languages.It has long-stalked, green, rounded apices which have smooth texture with palmately netted veins. The leaves are borne on pericladial petioles, around 2 cm. The rootstock consists of rhizomes, growing vertically down. They are creamish in color and covered with root hairs.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height10 inch (25 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bemgsag, brahma manduki, brahmanduki, brahmi, ondelaga or ekpanni
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 7 ft
Flower Colour White or pinkish to red
Bloom Time August to December
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) is a well known herb traditionally used in the treatment of skin damage as well as for circulatory enhancement. This is a specialized extraction employed for the concentration of the active constituents for enhanced therapeutic benefits to the skin.
  • Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) has been shown to have many healing attributes acting as a general tonic for overall skin and circulatory health. When applied topically it s been shown to speed the healing of damaged tissues and to minimize scarring.
  • Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) is rich in saponins which are well known for their beneficial connective tissue impact where they stimulate skin repair and strengthen hair and nails. This activity is dramatic enough to improve the look of cellulite and other skin imperfections.

    Brahmi care

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

    Brahmi special feature

    The flowers are white or pinkish to red in color, born in small, rounded bunches (umbels) near the surface of the soil. Each flower is partly enclosed in two green bracts. The hermaphrodite flowers are minute in size (less than 3 mm), with 5-6 corolla lobes per flower.
    Each flower bears five stamens and two styles. The fruit are densely reticulate, distinguishing it from species of Hydrocotyle which have smooth, ribbed or warty fruit. The crop matures in three months, and the whole plant, including the roots, is harvested manually.

    Brahmi uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

    Medicinal Use:

    • According to the American Cancer Society, although centella is promoted for its health benefits, "available scientific evidence does not support claims of its effectiveness for treating cancer or any other disease in humans"
    • However some research has shown a possible health benefit in the form of reduction of the progression of subclinical arterial lesions in low-risk asymptomatic subjects
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines
    • Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Culinary Use:

    • Centella is used as a leafy green in Sri Lankan cuisine, being the most predominant of all locally available leafy greens, where it is called gotu kola
    • It is one of the constituents of the Indian summer drink thandaayyee
    • Centella is widely used in various Indian Regional cuisines
    • It is known as vallarai in Tamil
    • It is an important component of unave marunthu concept which translates to food is medicine

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to plant brahmi at home?

    To plant Brahmi consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    Where is brahmi plant found in india?

    This creeping herb is found growing along the canals and water bodies and in marshy area throughout India.

    How to identify brahmi plant?

    Brahmi is botanically known as Bacopa monnieri and it is a perennial, creeping herb in the family Scrophulariaceae. The leaves of this plant are succulent and relatively thick. Leaves are oblanceolate and are arranged oppositely on the stem. Small flowers are borne in leaf axils.

    What is brahmi plant called in english?

    In english Brahmi plant called as Bacopa monnieri

    How to grow brahmi plant in water?

    Two or three Brahmi stems with roots can be planted in one pot. The irrigation should be planned in a way that always keeps moisture on top of the soil. Once the plant begins to flourish, stems with leaves can be cut as per the need

    How to grow brahmi plant at home?

    Brahmi Plant is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Which part of brahmi plant is of medicinal importance?

    The whole plant including the flowers can be used for medicinal purposes.Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What are some medicinal uses of brahmi plant?

    Brahmi is excellent for improving your brain functions and strengthening your memory. It enhances the three aspects of memory which include long term memory, short term memory and the retaining capacity. Brahmi has a cooling property which keeps the mind calm and free of anxiety. It also promotes sound sleep." Here are eight wonderful benefits of Brahmi and how it can help you achieve good health. Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What is brahmi plant?

    Bacopa monnieri is a perennial, creeping herb in the family Scrophulariaceae



    Reviews

    Sunday, 02 August 2020

    I too had bought a Brahmi plant. Its growing well. Its been more than a month after we have bought it. Find it a bit costly here, probably because you dont find it everywhere in normal nurseries To customers, Due to Covid some problem in terms of sending to other places might be a problem now. But within the city they cater well. To Company, Contacting you somehow is important when a person spends so much money. So atleast keep one type of contacting the customers open. Either phone or chat or email. Tried contacting you on chat and the number is endless

    Swara

    Monday, 27 July 2020

    perfect gift for your office and home.

    Yogeshwari Agashe

    Wednesday, 22 July 2020

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!

    Bhuvan Bajaj
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