The Herb Latin Names Bacopa monnieri (L.)Pennel / Herpestis monnieria (L.)H.B&K. English Name Thyme-Leaved Gratiola Sanskrit / Indian Name Brahmi Bacopa monnieri is a small, creeping herb that contains the alkaloids brahmine, herpestine, and a mixture of three bases. It also contains the saponins monnierin, hersaponin, bacoside A and bacoside B. The entire plant constitutes the well-known drug Brahmi. The drug is astringent, bitter and cooling, and reportedly improves the intellect. It is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of asthma, hoarseness, insanity and epilepsy and is also a potent nerve tonic, cardiotonic, aperient and diuretic. It acts as an anti-anxiety agent and also calms restlessness in children and is used in several mental disorders. The alcoholic extract of the plant is useful as a tranquilizer in rats and dogs. It is also useful for smooth musculature relaxation and as an antispasmodic. The alcoholic extract of the plant effected cerebral amino acid levels in mice, acetyl cholinesterase activity of mice, cerebral tissues and mouse brain. The extract was also anti-cancer. Treatment with the plant produced improvement in maze learning in albino rats. Click here to view detailed Herbal Monograph Action Brahmi is a nervine tonic that enhances learning ,academic performance and improves mental ability. Indications It is used in Behavioral disorders and Memory disturbances Dosage* 1 capsule twice a day before meals with milk or water.Please maintain an hour’s gap between intake of our products and other allopathic drugs. * Recommended only at the age of 14 years and above. Chromatograph The chromatograph is representative of the quality and consistency of the drug. Every single capsule of Himalaya Pure Herbs has identical chromatographs, indicative of highest standards of quality maintained by us. The pure herb bought by you anywhere in the world provides you with the same goodness. References Bhakuni, D.S., et.al., Screening of Indian Plants for biological activity, Part II, Indian J. Exp. Biol., 1969, 7, 250. Ganguly, D.K. and Malhotra, C.L., Some behavioural effects of an active fraction from H. monnieri, Indian J. Med. Res., 1967, 55, 473.