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Acne is one of the most common skin disorder. Almost every one suffers from outbreaks of acne and pimples in some point of their life. Acne commonly arises during puberty and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. Many treatment options exits in the management of acne. Hormonal activity such as menstrual cycles and puberty may contribute to the formation of this skin condition. Topical application of herbal creams can play a very important role in normalizing the skin. Some herbs can be used to help heal the skin and soothe inflammation and itching associated with acne. Tea tree oil, which possesses strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antihistamine, and anti-inflammatory properties, when applied topically can decrease number of acne lesions. Topical Chamomile preparation have traditionally being used to soothe skin inflammation. St. John's wort oil possesses significant topical anti- inflammatory activity; justifying its use the management of acne. Burdock root is believed to exhibit a range of skin healing properties when used orally and topically. Burdock is considered generally safe for oral or topical use in recommended amounts. Neem is 'wonder herb' commonly used in various Ayurvedic formulation. It possess a very strong anti bacterial property. Aloe Vera is a commonly used ingredient in various cosmetic preparation, possesses polysaccharides which can act as emollients to soothe, soften and protect the skin. Creams formulated with the above mentioned herbs can be very effective in controlling acne without causing any side effects. Dr Kohli's Herbal Acne n Pimple cream is poly-herbal formula that contains tea tree oil, chamomile, aloe vera, burdock root, St John wort, Neem, etc. Topical application of this cream helps to correct the imbalance of skin functions, and act as strong defence against acne causing bacteria. It is found to be safe and effective against acne and pimples.
Brahmi in Ayurveda is commonly used to enhance memory. Name 'Brahmi' is derived from ' Brahma' , the Hindu God of creation.  A double blind randomized trial on the effect of Brahmi on human memory was done by Roodennys et al. In this trial seventy six adults aged between 40 and 65 years were recruited to test various memory functions. Their results demonstrated a significant effect of Brahmi on a test for the retention of new information.
 
Brahmi (Bacopa)
 

Brahmi is generally considered safe. Dr Kohli's Brahmi capsules contains 300 mg of pure Brahmi. Recommend dose is one capsule three times a day.