Introduction

Brahmi is an herb that has been used to improve focus and thought. It can be taken as a powder or pill.

Dosages

300 to 450 milligrams once daily.

What Research Shows

Likely Effective

May Be Effective

  • Anxiety—may lower feelings of anxietyA1

Not Enough Data to Assess

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorderB1-B3

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take brahmi for a short time, but it could cause changes in stool frequency, belly cramps, and nausea. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a long period.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

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