Posted November 25th, 2008 in Ume's Interests 4 Comments »


Since I came to Perth there is one thing that I noticed about myself…  My memory is getting short!! 🙁

I can’t even remember what I ate for dinner last night.  It’s getting serious…  I’m too young to be dementia☆

In Japan I used to eat fish (and fish egg) a lot.  Sometimes twice a day.  There are lots of kind of fish and most of them (eg Tuna, Bonito, Yellowtail, Sardine, etc) contain DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) which is good for brain and health.  So I was consuming good source of food in Japan without any effort.

Now, however, I don’t eat fish here so often and I’m doubting maybe this is the reason for my short memory :p  Well, I guess fish is not only the reason, but it could be one of them.

I really had to do something about it.  I don’t really like taking medicine or supplements.  Then, I found this wonderful herb in a gardening store near my house.  It’s called “BRAHMI”.

This Brahmi has been used in traditional Indian medicine for over 3000 years, and there are incredible stories about this plant.  (You can find out more from this website)  It says that eating this herb actually helps concentration and memory recall. …. I have to try then!

The shape of this herb is actually cute and I can just put it in the kitchen:)  Now I’m taking about 3g of it everyday, as a tea infusion, as a garnish to cakes and as an ingredients for my sandwiches / pizza toppings 🙂

4 Comments on “BRAHMI”

  1. 1 Perth Resident said at 3:46 pm on May 14th, 2010:

    Hi Ume! Well, it has been a couple of years since this was written and am assuming you are still using Brahmi. How do you find it. Is it working?
    Do you know where can i buy this herb in Perth?

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 5:26 pm on May 14th, 2010:

    Hi there,

    Yes! I’m still using Brahmi at home 🙂
    I take them daily, in tea, pasta, sandwich…

    I bought it from Dawson’s ( but I think Bunnings also sell Brahmi.

  3. 3 autoversicherung said at 11:34 am on October 20th, 2010:

    last week our class held a similar talk on this subject and you show something we have not covered yet, thanks.

    – Kris

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 12:54 pm on October 20th, 2010:

    Hi Kris,

    Your welcome 🙂 This sure is an amazing plant.

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