Improve Memory, Mental Ability
Brahmi used in Ayurveda for centuries, Brahmi (Bacopa/Bacopa monnieri)
supports normal mental function, intellect, consciousness and spirit. According to
the Alternative Medicine Review (March 2004), ‘Recent research has focused
primarily on Bacopa's cognitive effects, specifically memory learning and
concentration, and results support the traditional Ayurvedic claims.’
Brahmi is a nervine tonic that enhances learning, academic performance and
improves mental ability. It acts as an anti-anxiety agent and is used in several
mental disorders. It also calms restlessness in children. It is used as a nootropic,
a drug that enhances cognitive ability.
Scholars at the University of Wollongong in Australia conducted double-blind,
placebo-controlled studies on Brahmi, showing positive effect on brain functions.
Another study found that Brahmi is beneficial for memory retention. Brahmi
showed a supportive effect on memory control and occasional age-associated
The plant, a small creeping herb with numerous branches, is found in marshy
areas near streams and ponds throughout India especially in the North Eastern
regions. It is found at elevations from sea level to altitudes of 4,400 feet.
The herb contains the alkaloids brahmine, herpestine along with saponins,
monnierin and hersaponin. Bacosides A and B possess hemolytic activity.
Hersaponin is reported to have cardiotonic and sedative properties. These
constituents work synergistically to render the herb its pharmacological
Anxiolytic: Brahmi relieves nervous irritation or agitation. It is used
traditionally for treating psychosis, epilepsy and anxiety.
Memory enhancement: Brahmi has a significant positive effect on the retention
of new information. It can elevate the level of cerebral glutamic acid and
temporarily increase the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) level in the brain.
It is believed that the endogenous increase in brain glutamine may be helpful
in the learning process.
Cognitive improvement: Brahmi significantly improves the speed of visual
information processing, learning rate and memory consolidation, thus enhancing
learning ability. It increases superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels, catalase (CAT)
levels, and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activities in the brain, which improves
Adolescents and adults:
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Brahmi
Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below 14 years
may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are recommended
for children ages 14 and above.The information on this page is not intended to
be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to
diagnose or treat your problem without consulting your doctor.
Last Updated @ 5/20/2017 11:16:46 PM
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