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    Also indexed as:Bacopa monnieri
    Bacopa: Main Image© Martin Wall
    Botanical names:
    Bacopa monnieri

    Parts Used & Where Grown

    Bacopa is native to India, where it grows in marshy areas. In the West, bacopa is a familiar water plant used in aquariums. Most parts of the plant have been used traditionally, but modern preparations are extracts of the stem and leaves.

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    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Used for AmountWhy
    Age-Related Cognitive Decline
    Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
    Animal studies have found this Ayurvedic herb enhances several aspects of mental function and learning ability, and there is some preliminary research that it improves mental function in humans.
    Alzheimer’s Disease
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Animal studies have found the Ayurvedic herb bacopa has constituents that enhance several aspects of mental function and learning ability.
    Anxiety
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    Bacopa, a traditional herb used in Ayurvedic medicine, has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects.
    Epilepsy
    Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
    One preliminary trial in India found that an extract of bacopa, an Ayurvedic herb, reduced the frequency of epileptic seizures in a small group of people.

    Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)

    Since at least the sixth century A.D., bacopa (Brahmi) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine (the traditional medicine of India) as a diuretic and as a tonic for the nervous system and the heart. Specific uses include the treatment of asthma, insanity, and epilepsy.1

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