Bacopa monnieri (Bhrahmi) - Herb of Grace

What is Bacopa monnieri (L)?

Bacopa monnieri also known as Brahmi, is found throughout in India. Bhrahmi is a small creeping perennial with numerous branches and small, oblong, relatively thick leaves which are arranged opposite to each other on the stem. Flowers of this plants are small and white and light purple with four to five petals. 

Ayurveda details about the medicinal importance of the whole plant of Bacopa. It has bitter and sweet taste (Rasa) and cooling energy (Virya).

What does Ayurveda say about Bacopa monnieri?

In Ayurveda this ‘Herb of Grace’ is largely treasured as a revitalizing herb and has been identified as a medhya rasayana, a substance which improves memory and intellect. 

Madhya rasayana (memory & cognition boosters) have power of discrimination & identification (vivechan), power of recollection (smiriti) and power of retention (dhrana shakti) as per Ayurveda. 

According to Ayurveda, when Bacopa is combined with Ashwagandha, it works as an excellent nerve tonic. 

What are some health benefits?

Modern research indicates that B. Monnieri is one potent herb with number of effects that may prove beneficial to humans, including:

  • improved attention and cognitive processing for cognitive wellness
  • supports learning and memory in adults and children
  • improves self-control, attention, and reduces restlessness in children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • anti-oxidant
  • anti-anxiety
  • anti-depressant
  • anti-ulcerogenic
  • adaptogenic and much more.

What is the chemical composition?

It contains:

  • alkaloids
  • Flavonoids (luteolin and apidenin)
  • saponins (bacoside A3, bacopaside I, bacopaside II, jujubogenin isomer of Bacopa saponin C, Bacopa saponin C)

What does scientific studies say about Bacopa?

Ayurvedic knowledge is been aptly supported by the modern scientific literature which emphasizes the medicinal importance of B. monnieri. 

Clinical studies have found B.monnieri to be effective in improving memory and cognition. It has shown significant reduction in forgetting the acquired information and improvement in memory acquisition and retention. 

 

Bacopa standardized to 40% bacosides, BacoMind has been studied for the cognitive support. 

What is the connection between Ayurvedic Seva and Bacopa?

Ayurvedic Seva chose BacoMind, a standardized extract to 40% bacosides as a nerve tonic for maximum effects. BacoMind is a patented, clinically tested ingredient containing unique full-spectrum extract with 9 different bioactive components derived from B. monnieri. 


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