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What is Brahmi Oil, and why you should hit up this great Herbal Nootropic
This special oil is likely one of the greatest anxiety reducers currently available. Made from the leaves of the Indian herbs Bacopa and Gotu Kola, this herb has been used as a medicinal herb in traditional cultures for thousands of years. Its unique properties stem from what it was used for back then, as it is its only known effect, anxiety reduction. This oil, made in many ancient Indian tribes, may’ve been the first anxiolytic drug (a prehistoric xanax of sorts). This is one of the newest herbs (as a nootropic, its old af..), and this oil still has many applications in the medical community, in teas, and in the nootropic universe, give it a try as something to take the edge off of stimulants or to potentiate other nootropics while warding off any unnecessary anxiety.
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What neurotransmitters does it use to decrease anxiety?
Brahmi helps to increase dopamine, serotonin and acetylcholine levels, as well as containing many of the same ingredients as ginseng (put in teas to help people relax and fall asleep), this equates to improved cognition ever so slightly, yet a tremendous increase in relaxing energy levels, and a type of calming feeling described by many tribes in prehistoric literature. This oil was a modern day anxiolytic, and is still used today because of its somewhat potent effects, with low side effect levels.
For use in ADHD?
Brahmi has been studied as a possible treatment for ADHD because of how it can help kids who are jumpy and fidgety to calm down, settle down and focus. While its applications in this realm are honestly limited, it is being researched currently as an option for doctors to prescribe as a “stack” with current ADHD psychostimulants in order to improve cognition, and ward off some of the twitching and insomnia side effects, as well as to help lower the heart rate in children on stimulants. Brahmi Oil for anxiety
No side effects have been reported with Brahmi because of how subtle its anxiety effects can be in normal dosages. In higher than usual dosages however, some reported side effects are hypersomnia (oversleeping or going into REM for longer than normal hours, similar to the feeling of a stimulant withdrawal) and a mild headache (stemmed from an increase in the levels of acetylcholine in the brain which helps the decrease in anxiety.)
Modern day versions of Brahmi
Many modern day versions of Brahmi include anxiolytics or anti-depressants, such as Xanax or Valium, and Prozac or Zoloft or for nootropic alternatives, pramiracetam or oxiracetam. These can all cause mild to moderate cognitive improvements if used on a very irregular basis, and overall will help greatly to manage anxiety.
While Brahmi oil is an herbal nootropic with great benefits, it may prove extremely difficult for one to get their hands on. Some better alternatives are aniracetam and L-Theanine (very potent anxiety reducers and easily available.)