Bacopa monnieri, also called brahmi, is a staple plant in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Bacopa is a herb that restores nerves and brain cells. It actually improves mental ability. Bacopa is used in behavioral disorders and memory disturbances. Bacopa increases antioxidant activity in all parts of the brain, including the hippocampus (memory storing region of the brain). Bacopa enhances learning, academic performance, improves grasping power, sharpens short-term and long-term memory.
Some other benefits of Bacopa include:
It benefits both the mind and spirit and improve the intellect and consciousness.
Ayurvedic tests describe it as a medicine that braces the mind to carry cognitive functions and intellectual pursuits.
It is also a tranquilliser, a muscle relaxant, an anti-convulsant, a blood purifier, and a anti pyretic, carminative and digestive agent.
Bacopa improves articulation and helps correcting speech defects.
Bacopa assists in heightening mental acuity and supports the physiological processes involved in relaxation.
It is known for its salutary effect in depression, hypertension, sleeplessness, mental retardation, insanity and hysteria.
It strengthens the adrenal glands while cleansing the blood to treat the skin impurities.
Bacopa helps improve protein activity and protein synthesis, especially in brain cells, which can increase intelligence, longevity and memory and decrease senility and aging.
It is a very good medicine for reducing the effects of stress and nervous anxiety.
It is also used as an anti-anxiety agent, to calm restlessness in children, and to cure several mental disorders.
Bacopa is safe and effective for people of all ages, without any known side effects.
Ingredient, organic Bacopa monniera.
Brahmi induces a sense of calm and peace and improves cognitive function. In ayurvedic traditional medicine, brahmi is used as a rasayana, a traditional formulation that includes spices and honey to make a palatable mixture. The effectiveness of brahmi is increased by simultaneous supplementation with inositol and/or a B-vitamin complex. For best results, adults should take 3,000 milligrams once or twice daily. It may take four weeks to see an improvement.
The powdered form can be added to hot water to make a soothing tea. It can also be mixed with ghee (a form of clarified butter) and added to warm water to make an herbal drink.