Bacopa (Bacopa monieri)

What is Bacopa?

Bacopa is an Ayurvedic herb from India. It was used for protecting the brain and neurological system.

This application of the herb has made it very famous in the developed world as a natural nootropic agent.

The active ingredients — the bacosides — are well studied for their beneficial effects on the brain and peripheral neurological system.

Herbalists often use bacopa for Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, epilepsy, and poor concentration.

Common Names For Bacopa

  • Brahmi
  • Bacopa
  • Water Hyssop

Herbal Actions of Bacopa

  • Adaptogen
  • Anticonvulsant (mild)
  • Anxiolytic
  • Nervine tonic
  • Nootropic
  • Sedative (mild)