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Bacopa monnieri

 Common Name: Pennywart
Sanskrit/Nepali Name: BRAHMI
Description:
This herb spreads on ground and its stems and small leaves are succulent. Roots arise on the modes of the stem also. Flowers arise in the axils of the leaves and are borne on short pedicles. One of the five colors and about 1cm across.
Bacopa monieri
Distribution:
This herb is found in moist or wet places such as on borders of water channels, irrigated fields.

Part Used:
Whole Plant

Phytochemicals:
alkaloids, mannitol, saponin, sterols, Brahmin, herpestine etc.

Medicinal properties:
It is Diuretic, Cardiac, Nervine and Tonic. It is reported to improve intellect, treatment of asthma, hoarseness, insanity, epilepsy. It is a potent nervous tonic and is anti anxiety agent. It is considered good fort heart.

Dosage:
Juice: 10-20ml

Ayurvedic preparation:
Brahmi Grita, sarasvatarista etc.




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