What is Bacopa good for? Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) extract makes a great neural tonic and memory enhancer.
Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi, Waterhyssop) offers exceptional health benefits. Native to India, it has been used as an herbal therapeutic for over 3,000 years. Called the “Mastermind,” it’s a nootropic, an adaptogen, and an antioxidant, and it makes a wonderful Ayurvedic extract. There is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Bacopa as a health supplement.
Below, I’ll highlight key benefits.
What Is Bacopa Good For?
The extract has been found to possess significant anti-depressant activity, anti-anxiety, anti-convulsant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-ulcer, anti-diarrheal, anti-hypertensive, analgesic and anti-toxicity activity.
The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research describes the following medicinal uses of the plant:
- memory enhancer
- cardiac tonic
- epilepsy, bronchial, and diarrheal ailments
The phytochemistry is important here. The pharmacological properties of Bacopa monnieri are mainly attributed to the presence of characteristic saponins called “bacosides.” Bacosides are a complex mixture of structurally closely related compounds, glycosides of either jujubogenin or pseudojujubogenin.
Neuro-degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease affect the neurons in the human brain. These chronic and incurable conditions mostly affect aging populations, causing progressive deterioration of neurons, sensory information transmission disruption, and movement control.
Alzheimer’s disease is an age-associated, irreversible, progressive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by severe memory loss, behavioral changes, and a notable decline in cognitive function. Supporting Alzheimer’s treatment with the extract may be an alternative direction for ameliorating neurodegenerative disorders associated with the overwhelming oxidative stress as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
How to Consume the Extract
Add 1/2 teaspoon of extract to 1/2 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil or ghee and 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite nut butter. Mix thoroughly. Take two servings a day.
Learn More About Bacopa Benefits
Start with the FAQ — it provides a more comprehensive list of benefits. It contains lots of science-based information about this amazing plant.
We sell Bacopa in small 100 gram sizes as AHA! Memory Support. We also sell it in larger sizes (250 grams up to 1,000 grams).