COMMON NAME: Brahmi
OTHER NAME: Bacopa, herb-of-grace, Indian pennywort, water hyssop, mandukaparni.
BOTANICAL NAME: Bacopa monnieri (Linn.) Pennell
PLANT FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMS: Herpestis monnieria (Linn.) H.B.K.
OVERVIEW: Brahmi is an important Ayurvedic herb, indicated for a variety of traditional uses. Brahmi has been studied for its ability to support healthy cognitive functionality. In multiple preliminary studies, brahmi extract has been clinically shown to improve learning retention and memory in healthy adults.
INTRODUCTION: Brahmi is a creeping perennial, native to many parts of world and most frequently found in tropical regions of the Asian continent. It grows in marshy, wet environments. The plant grows small white flowers and has thick leaves that resemble those of a succulent.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Alkaloids brahmine, herpestine and nicotine, saponin monierin, hersaponin, bacoside A & B, steroids, triterpene, bacosine are the important components.
PARTS USED: The whole herb can be used.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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