Bacopa monnieri – Brahmi – Extract
Bacopa monnieri – Brahmi – extract has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3,000 years. It’s known as the plant of universal consciousness. It’s commonly used to help rejuvenate the mind, enhance memory, support meditation, and increase clarity of thought.
Bacopa monnieri has therapeutic uses in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, sedative, and antiepileptic agent. It’s an adaptogen, an antioxidant, and a nootropic. Neuroprotective herbs like Bacopa monnieri are increasingly being studied due to the biosafety profile of many all-natural herbs and their potential usefulness in addressing cognitive impairment.
Bacopa monnieri – Brahmi – extract is often used to help address backache, mental health, joint pain, and hoarseness. Other traditional uses are as a cardiac tonic and as support for bronchitis, respiratory allergies, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and gastric ulcers.
Bacopa monnieri from Linden Botanicals is standardized to 25% saponins.
Ayurvedic and other traditional medicine systems suggest Bacopa monnieri may support:
Add 1/2 teaspoon of extract to 1/2 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil or ghee and 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter or your favorite nut butter. Mix thoroughly. Consume 2 servings a day.
The information herein is intended for educational purposes only. This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care. The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency. Not intended to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or curing of any medical condition. Consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal supplement.
Bacopa monnieri (Waterhyssop, Brahmi) has traditionally been used as a brain tonic to support clarity in thinking, learning, memory development, and concentration in otherwise healthy adults. Some research suggests it may also protect brain cells from chemicals involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
Bacopa monnieri acts as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to new or stressful situations. It is used to improve memory and to address anxiety, epileptic disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), allergic conditions, and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used as a general tonic to fight stress.
Andri, Bacopa, Bacopa Monniera, Bacopa Monnieri, Brahmi, Herb of Grace, Herpestis Herb, Herpestis Monniera, Hysope d’Eau, Indian Pennywort, Jalanimba, Jal-Brahmi, Jalnaveri, Kleines Fettblatt, Moniera Cuneifolia, Nira-Brahmi, Sambrani Chettu, Thyme-Leave Gratiola, Water Hyssop, and Waterhyssop
Alkaloids: brahmine, herpestine, nicotine
Saponins: d-mannitol and hersaponin, acid A, and monnierin, monnierasides I–III
Triterpenoid Saponins: saponins A, B and C and pseudojujubogenin glycoside
Flavonoids: luteolin and apigenin, luteolin-7-glucoside, glucoronil-7-apigenin, and glucoronil-7-luteolin
Sterols: betulic acid, stigmasterol, stigmastanol, beta-sitosterol, cucurbitacins, and plantainoside B
Bacogenins: jujubogenin, bisdesmosides, bacopasaponins A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, pseudojujubogenin glycosides, bacopasides I, II, IV, V
Possible side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your physician before using any herbal supplement.