(Brahmi) Bacopa .Bacopa monniera,
also referred to as Bacopa monnieri,
Herpestis monniera, water hyssop, and "Brahmi,"
has been used in the Ayurvedic system of
medicine for centuries. Traditionally,
it was used as a brain tonic to enhance
memory development, learning, and
concentration, and to provide relief to
patients with anxiety or epileptic
The plant has also been used in India
and Pakistan as a cardiac tonic.
digestive aid, and to improve
respiratory function in cases of
Recent research has focused primarily on
Bacopa's cognitive-enhancing effects,
specifically memory, learning, and
concentration, and results support the
traditional Ayurvedic claims. Research
on anxiety, epilepsy,
bronchitis and asthma, irritable bowel
syndrome, and gastric ulcers also
supports the Ayurvedic uses of Bacopa.
Bacopa's antioxidant properties may
offer protection from tree radical
damage in cardiovascular disease and
certain types of cancer.
Brahmi assists in heightening mental
acuity and supports the body's ability
to relax. It is used in formulas for