Bacopa is a classic brain and nervine tonic included in the 'Brahmi' category of herbs, which are those that benefit both the mind and spirit and improve the intellect and consciousness. It should not be confused with one of Centella asiatica's common name (also called Brahmi); it is a different plant. It has adaptogenic, antianxiety, antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bitter, diuretic, emetic, nervine tonic and sedative properties. Bacopa assists in heightening mental acuity and supports the physiological processes involved in relaxation. Bacopa is considered the main rejuvenating herb for nerve and brain cells and, therefore, has played a very important role in Ayurvedic therapies for the treatment of cognitive disorders of aging. Countless studies have shown Brahmi helps improve protein activity and protein synthesis, especially in brain cells, which can increase intelligence, longevity and memory and decrease senility and aging. It has tranquillising effects but, unlike synthetic sedatives which often have side effects of dulling the mind, it actually improves mental clarity. It is also used as an antianxiety agent, to calm restlessness in children, and to cure several mental disorders. It is most commonly used as a nervine tonic that enhances learning and academic performance, improves mental alertness, and sharpens short-term and long-term memory.
- Each 500 mg vegetable capsule contains:
- Bacopa monnieri Extract (8:1) (Brahmi ) 250 mg
- Bacopa monnieri Powder (Brahmi) 250 mg
Alzheimer's Disease, Amnesia, Anxiety, Depression, Hyperactivity, Lack of Concentration, Mental Stress, Nervous Breakdown, Nervous Disorders, Restlessness, Schizophrenia, Speech Disorder and Stress.
This is contraindicated during pregnancy or lactation. Those who are taking prescription blood thinners, Coumadin, etc., should also not use this.
There are no known side effects.
Take 1 capsule twice daily before meals with water.
Avoid carbonated drinks, caffeine, sugar, smoking, illicit drugs and alcohol. Tobacco products decrease blood flow to the brain and raises blood pressure. Illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, over the long term, gradually decrease memory. Reduce your stress. Decrease your use of non-prescription medications. Overuse of medications may be the single biggest cause of memory loss or confusion in older adults. Seek treatment for depression if you think that you may be depressed. Memory loss may be a symptom of depression. Eat a balanced, low-fat diet with ample proteins will protect your nervous system. Eat plenty of green vegetables, nuts and seeds. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Physical activity also appears to contribute to intelligence, increasing memory retention, improving some types of problem-solving ability, and helping relieve stress. Play stimulating mind games, such as Scrabble, or do a crossword puzzle.