How to grow Brahmi
I purchased my brahmi plant as a small plant and it currently lives in a pot. I have read that it prefers to live in damp conditions, so I keep it in a pot that I can move to suitable locations in the garden depending on the season. When I have a pond, I think it would be a good one to plant around the edges. Although it comes from a tropical climate, it seems to survive (but not thrive) in mildly frosty conditions.
There is some information on the internet about the interaction between estrogen in birth control and increased gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) causing temporary hearing loss. This is explained in more detail here, and I think the first link misunderstands the issue. My interpretation is that GABA and estrogen can interact to cause temporary hearing loss, but both are naturally present in our bodies, regardless of birth control, estrogen replacement therapy or brahmi consumption. I would suggest that you start with a small doses of tincture and increase gradually to allow the natural balance in your hormonal system to adjust, and obviously if any hearing problems occur, stop using the tincture. Brahmi is an ancient herb, so I can only assume that if it really did cause hearing problems, it wouldn't be used so frequently in ayurvedic medicine. **But remember that I'm not a doctor or a herbalist**
Do you grow and use brahmi? Any thoughts about brahmi?