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?

    It prefers part to full sun and will grow in a wide range of soils. As long as it gets sufficient water, it can thrive in rock, sand and mud. It will even grow directly in water features, forming its foliage as floating mats. Feed the plants moderately with slow release fertilizer. They’re not heavy feeders, but they do appreciate the nutrients. If you’re growing brahmi in water, however, don’t use any fertilizer, as this will just encourage algae growth.

    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?

    It grows both underwater and in the emersed form when the water of the lake or pond recedes. 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. Flower stalk is 0.5-3.5 cm long. Bracteoles are 2, linear, below calyx. Sepals are 5, about 5 mm.

    What is brahmi plant called in english?

    in English Brahmi plant called 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?

    It prefers part to full sun and will grow in a wide range of soils. As long as it gets sufficient water, it can thrive in rock, sand and mud. It will even grow directly in water features, forming its foliage as floating mats. Feed the plants moderately with slow release fertilizer. They’re not heavy feeders, but they do appreciate the nutrients. If you’re growing brahmi in water, however, don’t use any fertilizer, as this will just encourage algae growth.

    Which part of brahmi plant is of medicinal importance?

    The whole plant including the flowers can be used for medicinal purposes.

    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.

    What is brahmi plant?

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



    Reviews

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    It s lovely. The plant was carefully packed and seems to be genuine plant. I m happy with my purchase.

    Sree Ranjini

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    This is one of my favorite plants.

    sanjay verma

    Friday, 21 February 2020

    Rare new variety?

    Taiyab Saifi
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