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Bacopa Monnieri: Main Chemical Constituents and Effects

Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Indian medicine. The plant is a complex mixture of chemicals which includes the alkaloid herpestine, brahmin, stigmasterol, and a group of terpenoid glycosides called bacopasides. The plant also contains the … Continue reading

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Bacopa monnieri Neuroprotection

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Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi): Cognitive Effects in Healthy Humans

Bacopa monnieri is a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. In India, Bacopa monnieri is called brahmi. Extracts of brahmi have been reported to cause significant improvements in memory and learning in humans, and central nervous system effects are known … Continue reading

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Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) In Polyherbal Formulas

A polyherbal formula is a combination of herbs. These herbs are usually selected because they share properties that make them useful against a particular disease or condition. Ayurvedic medicine uses combinations of herbs as polyherbal formulas because traditionally they have … Continue reading

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Polyherbal Formulas to Treat Mood Disorders

Herbs and phytochemicals have been extensively researched for their ability to treat mood disorders. In many cases these effects are comparable to those of pharmaceutical drugs. A number of mechanisms by which herbs and phytochemicals can affect the central nervous … Continue reading

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Bacopa Monnieri: Traditional Indian Mental Tonic

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Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Cognitive Enhancer?

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a general health tonic and anti-stress agent. Adaptogenic herbs are particularly useful as they allow the physiological functions of the consumer to be balanced during periods of … Continue reading

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Adaptogenic Herbs: Ginseng, Rhodiola and Withania

Adaptogenic herbs are a group of herbs with particular physiological properties in animals and humans. Adaptogens are characterised by their ability to allow the consumer to adapt to stressful conditions, and thus negate many of the detrimental effects that stress … Continue reading

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Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Cognitive Enhancer

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is a perennial plant found throughout the World. Brahmi belongs to the Plantaginaceae family of plants, also called the plantain family. Common names for Bacopa monniera include bacopa, water hyssop, herb of grace and indian pennywort. The … Continue reading

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