Scientific Name:Bacopa Monnieri
Common Names:Brahmi, Thyme-leafed gratiola, Coastal Waterhyssop, Water hyssop
Part Used:Whole plant.
Habitat:Bacopa is native to India
Bacopa has been used as an effective brain tonic in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for thousands of years in India. It is beneficial to long and short term memory. The plant’s saponins and bacosides have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitters and can help one to think faster. Bacopa is now being studied as a possible treatment for ADHD, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Bacopa is often used to treat depression, anxiety asthma, allergies and bronchitis. It also possess some anti-inflammatory properties.