Brahmi is an ancient herb believed to improve memory and cognition by improving blood flow to the brain and support a healthy central nervous system.
Known to be an effective memory and concentration booster, Brahmi can also help improve mental alertness and cognitive functioning.
BrahmiÂ (Bacopa monnieri)
Bacopa monnieri popularly known as Brahmi, a name derived from the Lord Brahma, the creator god of the Hindu pantheon of deities, finds special mention in the Ayurvedic literature for its use in different mental conditions such as anxiety, poor cognitive abilities, and lack of concentration. Studies have also documented its potential as a therapeutic candidate for mental illness andÂ epilepsy. Major active constituents of BM include various alkaloids like brahmine, and Â herpestine;Â saponinsÂ such asÂ d-mannitol and hersaponin (1). Bacoside A also possesses enhanced antioxidant defense system (2) and memory-enhancement activity as well as could be utilized as nootropics. These herbals work through activation of various pathways to improvise memory and learning abilities that may bring some symptomatic relief to Alzheimerâs patients followingÂ dementiaÂ in the early stages of the disorder (3).
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- Anbarasi K, Vani G, Balakrishna K, Devi CS. Effect of bacoside A on brain antioxidant status in cigarette smoke exposed rats. Life Sciences. 2006;78(12):1378-84.
- Srivastava P, Yadav RS. Efficacy of natural compounds in neurodegenerative disorders. The Benefits of Natural Products for Neurodegenerative Diseases: Springer; 2016. p. 107-23.
Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.