Description : The leaves of this plant are succulent, oblong and 4–6 mm thick. Leaves are oblanceolate and are arranged oppositely on the stem. The flowers are small and white, with four to five petals. Its ability to grow in water makes it a popular aquarium plant. It can even grow in slightly brackish conditions. Propagation is often achieved through cuttings.
Bacopa monniera is bitter in taste; has been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for centuries. Brahmi which occurs naturally in India and has a long history of use in the Ayurvedic medicine tradition in the treatment of a number of disorders, particularly those involving anxiety, intellect and poor memory. Traditionally, it was used as a brain tonic to enhance memory development, learning, and concentration.
Uses : It is Diuretic, Cardiac, Nervine and Tonic. It is reported to improve intellect, treatment of asthma, hoarseness, insanity, epilepsy. It is a potent nervous tonic and is anti anxiety agent. It is considered good fort heart.
Product offered : Whole plant, Extract
Brahmi has been found to be very beneficial in the treatment of anxiety neurosis and mental fatigue. It has been found to significant improve IQ levels, general ability, behavioral patterns and mental concentration in children. Brahmi is useful for improving mental clarity, confidence and memory recall. For these uses of Brahmi, it has been widely used by students.
Brahmi is also used for the treatment of epilepsy, insomnia, asthma and rheumatism.
Studies have also shown Brahmi to possess anticancer activity.
Brahmi is effective against diseases like bronchitis, asthma, hoarseness, arthritis, rheumatism, backache, constipation, hair loss, fevers, digestive problems etc.
Brahmi is bitter in flavor, in India the plant is used in salads, soups, as a cooked lea vegetable, or pickled.
Research has shown that Brahmi has Antioxidant, Cardiotonic and Anticancer properties.
The plant is also used for all sorts of skin problems- eczema, psoriasis, abscess, ulcerations- it is said to stimulate the growth of skin, hair and nails.
- Bramia monnieri
- Gratiola monnieria
- Herpestes fauriei
- Herpestes monnieri
- Lysimachia monnieri
Health Benefits :
- Brahmi is used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine as brain tonic
- improving cognitive capability,promote mental clarity and focus
- Brahmi is used as memory enhancer
- Brahmi is used as treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
- improved cognitive capability
- Brahmi as anti-oxidant
- Brahmi has neuroprotective effect
- Brahmi as an asthma treatment
- Brahmi as a depression treatment
- Brahmi as an epilepsy treatment
- Brahmi as stress reduction herb
- Brahmi as an anti-ulcer herbal medicine
Botanical Name : BACOPA MONNIERA
Family Name : SCROPHULARIACEAE
Common Name : HERPESTIS MONNIERIA, THYME LEAVED GRATIOLA, BRAHMI
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Grows in Marshy places and cultivated South India.
BACOPA MONNIERA ( BRAHMI, PENNYWORT )
|DESCRIPTION||LIGHT GREEN TO BROWN COLOURED DRY POWDER WITH BITTER TASTE.|
ALCOHOL 50.0% V/V
|PH 1% W/V SOLN.||3~7|
|LOSS ON DRYING||7% MAX|
|20% MIN||40% MIN||60% MIN|
|HEAVY METALS||20 PPM MAX|
|ARSENIC||5 PPM MAX|
|TOTAL PLATE COUNT||1000 CFU/ GM MAX|
|TOTAL YEAST MOULD||100 CFU/GM MAX|
|E. COLI, SALMONELLA||ABSENT|