Brahmi: Miracle Herb For Nerves

HSPs have such hyperactive nervous systems. It may seem impossible sometimes to find a way to live with it. As much as our sensitivity benefits us, it can also be hard to live with. Fortunately, nature offers us some solutions. Brahmi is a great gift from nature to heal the nerves of HSPs.

Benefits Of Brahmi

Ayurveda offers so many incredible herbs that provide highly sophisticated systemic benefits. Brahmi, also called Bacopa Monnieri, is one. Brahmi is one of the natural herbs known as adaptogens. An adaptogen is a product that “increase(s) resistance to stresstraumaanxiety and fatigue.”

According to Clarocet’s reference library, brahmi benefits are evident in four areas:

  • improved capacity for attention and focus,
  • improved ability to withstand emotional stress
  • reduction in nervousness and anxiety
  • improved immune system function.

Research On Brahmi

Science is increasingly investigating the benefits of natural medicines. The Holistic Herbalist website offers information on the clinical trials and results for the herb Bacopa Monnieri. They show that Bacopa does, in fact, live up to its reputation.  This is a synopsis of the many studies about Bacopa:

  1. a research study in Australia showed that Bacopa improved mental retention of information
  2. In another similar study showed that bacopa monnieri decreases the rate of forgetting of newly acquired information, verbal learning rate and memory consolidation
  3. In yet another 3 to 12 week study,  B. monnieri showed significant improvement in the  learning rate and memory consolidation and an  improvement in higher-order cognitive functions that depend on memory, learning and environmental factors
  4. Properties of bacopa play a key role in enhancing nerve impulse transmission. They support the repair of damaged neurons by enhancing kinase activity, neuronal synthesis, restoration and regeneration of synaptic activity resulting in nerve impulse transmission. These effects make it a wonderful nerve tonic or nerve nourishing agent as against the neuroleptic drugs that modulate the behavior.
  5. Bacopa or Brahmi also improved learning skills, had a positive impact on reducing the progression of Alzheimers’s Disease and is known to provide assistance with epilepsy.
  6. In a study on rats, Bacopa was shown to stockpile useful enzymes in the brain to help deal with stressful situations thereby reducing the the impacts of the stress.
  7. Bacopa or Brahmi can be useful in reducing the symptoms of depression.
Brahmi or Bacopa is a very effective herbal treatment for the nervous system and symptoms of nervous system disorders.  For highly sensitive people with so many nervous system problems, this herb should be a mainstay of the daily health regimen.

About Maria Hill

Maria Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution. She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World. In addition, she has created the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program using cultural and personal development frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also offers The Magic Of Joy program for quantum healing and the Emerging Sensitive Community focused on living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. She is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is a Certified Theta Healer and certified in Spiral Dynamics. She is an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.


  1. Ro on April 5, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I havePHN (post herpetic neuralgia) or as I explain it, nerve damage from shingles. Are there any studies showing the effect of bacopa on nerve repair?

    • Maria Hill on April 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      I do not know but I would do a search on the internet or contact an Ayurvedic website or institute. You can also find them online.

      All the best,