Bacopa monnieri, aka Brahmi, is native to India and Sri Lanka. It’s known as a nervine, mild anticonvulsive, antispasmodic, and antioxidant. Indians used Bacopa monnieri in religious consecration ceremonies for infants because the herb was believed to open a gateway to “intelligence for the child.”
Bacopa monnieri is the Hindu name given to the universal consciousness, and Bacopa monnieri is the divinity responsible for all ‘creative’ forces in the world. Bacopa monnieri, aka Brahmi, means the ‘energy or shakti of Brahman (i.e., Sarasvati). With Brahmi deriving its name from these roots, it has a lot to live up to. And it does! Its mind-enhancing and nervous system soothing effects are legendary.
Bacopa helps to improve memory, learning ability, and concentration. It’s used in mental disorders, epilepsy, mania, and hysteria. Bacopa monnieri is used to aid recovery from exhaustion and stress. Consider using Bacopa monnieri for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, depression, and drug addiction. Bacopa is essential in skin conditions with an underlying nervous imbalance. It also benefits tension throughout the system, helping to ease constipation from stress, relax muscle tightness, and alleviate menstrual pain. It is commonly used to treat insomnia.
Bacopa monnieri Uses in Folklore and Ayurveda.
The literal meaning of Bacopa monnieri is which expands consciousness. According to Hindu mythology, Bacopa monnieri is one of the three gods of the Trinity, who controlled the world during its origin. The other names of this herb in ancient texts are Sureshta – liked by gods, Divy – divine, Saraswati, Sharad, Bharati – goddesses of learning (the herb is named after these goddesses to show that it has a good effect on intellectuality), Vayastha – arrests old age, Sharma – charming and Medhya – good for mental work.
Bacopa monnieri is one of the three medhya herbs of Ayurveda, used for psychoactive diseases. Bacopa monnieri has a beneficial effect on intelligence and memory by reducing anxiety and tension. Bacopa monnieri is considered a nervine tonic for neurasthenia, epilepsy, insanity, and nervous break- down. For learning and memory, consume up to 30 ml of the Bacopa monnieri plant; the juice is given twice daily before breakfast in the morning and two hours after dinner. Bacopa monnieri is quite bitter, so honey is added to it to make it palatable.
Promote memory and focus
Slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Also used for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Recovering from head trauma injuries
Ingredients: Wild harvested Bacopa monnieri
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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