Bacopa is a creeping herb, generally found in muddy wetlands, enriched with many bio-chemical compounds such as Brahmine, Herpestine, flavonoids, saponins, sterols, alkaloids, Betulic acid, stimastorol, betasitosterol, bacoside, and bacopasaponins.

This Ayurvedic medicine is used as aphrodisiac, memory booster, boosting health and tonic for many ailments. Bacopa is an edible plant, has small oval leaves, which are succulent. Its fruits are oval and sharp at the apex.

Common name of Bacopa

Bacopa is known by different names. Some of its common as well as scientific names are being given below: Bacopa monnieri, Bacopa monniera, Herpestis monniera, Moniera cuneifolia, Jalnaveri, Jalanimba, Sambrani chettu, Thyme-leaved gratiola, Babies tear, Nirbrahmi, Indian Pennywort, Water hyssop, Herb of Grace, Andri, Jal-brahmi, Nira-brahmi. This Indian Ayurvedic herb is known for multiple health and medicinal benefits.

Amazing Benefits Of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)


Brahmi for hair loss

Applying this oil on the scalp is good to strengthening the hair follicles. Its massaging is beneficial in checking dandruff, itchiness, formation of split ends and flakes.

Scalp nourishment

The massage of hot Brahmi oil provides proper nutrients to the hair follicles thus invigorating the hair growth.

Prevents Alopecia

Brahmi oil is rich in bio-chemical compounds in the form of antioxidants. The massage with this oil treats temporary or permanent baldness.

Brahmi for fair skin

The presence of antioxidants in the Ayurvedic herb help to dispel toxins, especially from the epithelium layer thus improves skin complexion and stimulates skin cell regeneration. It is also good for inner skin that lines the digestive tract, which support the functions of healthy microbes.

Treats insomnia

Massaging the scalp with Brahmi oil helps to overcome sleep disorder, which leads to cure depression, anxiety, tension and stress. Hence, It is also helpful with hyperactive children too.

Deals with mental problems


Brahmi oil has refreshing effects on mind, used as mental tonic that helps in focused concentration, increasing memory power, mental alertness, amnesia and Alzheimer’s. In fact, Brahmi has nitric oxide, which has positive impacts on the brain functioning and mental clarity.

Brahmi for memory

Brahmi affects the hippocampus part of the brain, which is responsible for intelligence, memory and concentration. The powder of Brahmi also beneficial for hyperactive children (ADHD). The leaf of the brain show similarities with cerebellum thus helps in memory and concentration

Brahmi for epilepsy treatment

Bacopa is usedfor neurological tonic and cognitive improvement. It is used in curing of neurological problem (epilepsy) when taken along with Vacha. The chemicals bacosides A and B improves neuro-transmission among brain cells. They also  help to repair damage neuron too. Its chemical properties mitigates neuro-degeneration

Medicinal uses of Brahmi


There are many medicinal and therapeutic uses of Brahmi. Hence, some of the important uses are  smooth circulation of blood thus good for healthy liver, lungs and kidney. So, It is also used as to increase impotence, arthritis, cholesterol, insomnia, memory booster, mental fatigue, IBS, bronchial problems, inflammations.

Side effects of Brahmi

  • therefore, One should avoid using it while taking birth control pills
  • Stop it if you are taking phenothiazine
  • Too much consume of it leads to stomach discomfort.
  • One shouldn’t consume it above the doses of 2 tsp
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