Bacopa monneiri, also known as Brahmi has been used for centuries in Ayurveda, traditional medicine. It is a water-loving marsh plant that grows natively in India and its leaves and stems are used in medicinal preparations.
Bacopa Monneiri is rich in anthraquinones, phytosterol, and terpenoids, as well as numerous biologically active compounds, such as alkaloids (brahmin and herpestine), bacopasaponins, flavonoids (glucuronyl-7-apigenin, glucuronyl-7-luteolin, luteolin-7-glucoside, and luteolin), and saponins (bacogenins, bacosides, and bacopasides).
Yes, Bacopa Monneiri does contain a unique group of bioactive compounds called bacopasides. Out of all, the two have been identified so far – bacopaside A and bacopaside B. These bacopasides affects the neurotransmitters in the brain.
Helps reduce mental stress: it is being extensively studied to increase the effects of key neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, acetylcholine, noradrenaline, and dopamine, which provides calmness and maintains a good mood.
Enhances memory: Several scientific studies have concluded bacopa monneiri to be a clinical memory enhancer. A controlled study found that a syrup containing an extract of dried bacopa herb given to children (participants) improved several measures of their mental performance. This proves that bacopa releases certain chemicals that are involved in thinking, learning, and memory.
Known as Nootropic: Nootropic is a substance that enhances cognition, memory and also facilitates learning. Bacopa is known as “Nootropic” because of its ability to help repair neurons, improves brain function and protects brain cells from harmful chemicals.
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