Brahmi oil is a natural substance used in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. Typically massaged into the scalp, it is made from extracts of the herbs bacopa monnieri or gotu kola and is usually combined with sesame oil or coconut oil.
In Ayurvedic medicine, brahmi oil is thought to soothe pitta, one of the three doshas. In the Ayuervedic tradition, knowing your dosha can help you understand what activities, foods, and lifestyle elements can support and nurture your health and what can cause imbalance.
According to the principles of Ayurveda, excess pitta can contribute to inflammation, difficulty sleeping, skin problems, gastrointestinal disorders, and stress-related issues such as high blood pressure.
Some use brahmi oil to help treat health problems including:
- Alopecia areata
Brahmi oil is also thought to strengthen hair and promote hair growth.