BRAHMI (BACOPA MONNIERI)– A POTENTIAL AYURVEDIC COGNITIVE ENHANCER AND NEUROPROTECTIVE HERB

  • Shailja Choudhary Research executive, Research and Development Department, Shuddhi Ayurveda, Jeena Sikho Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. Zirakpur, Punjab, India.
  • Isha Kumari Research executive, Research and Development Department, Shuddhi Ayurveda, Jeena Sikho Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. Zirakpur, Punjab, India.
  • Shifali Thakur Research executive, Research and Development Department, Shuddhi Ayurveda, Jeena Sikho Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. Zirakpur, Punjab, India.
  • Hemlata Kaurav Research Associate, Research and Development Department, Shuddhi Ayurveda, Jeena Sikho Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. Zirakpur, Punjab, India.
  • Gitika Chaudhary Head of the Department, Research and Development Department, Shuddhi Ayurveda, Jeena Sikho Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. Zirakpur, Punjab, India
Keywords: Brahmi, Bacopa monnieri, Rasapanchak, Bacopasides, Glycosides, Antidiabetic, Anti-oxidant.

Abstract

In Ayurveda, a wide variety of neuroprotective herbal plants have been reported. Brahmi, Bacopa monnieri, belonging to the family Scrophulariaceae, is one of the foremost nootropic and neuroprotective Ayurvedic herb known from ancient times. It is used in the traditional medicinal system to treat various brain related health problems and as a memory enhancer. In the modern era, it is generally used to upgrade memory, learning and to treat tension, depression and other major problems like cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurological and respiratory problems. There are vast reported studies on the Alzheimer's disease also, Brahmi is known to have anticancer, antidiabetic, mitigating, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Bacopa plants contain various phytochemicals which include alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides and saponins. Other important constituents present in this plant are bacosides, bacopasides, and bacopa saponins, which are responsible for its therapeutic properties.

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Published
2021-07-01
How to Cite
Shailja Choudhary, Isha Kumari, Shifali Thakur, Hemlata Kaurav, & Gitika Chaudhary. (2021). BRAHMI (BACOPA MONNIERI)– A POTENTIAL AYURVEDIC COGNITIVE ENHANCER AND NEUROPROTECTIVE HERB. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 9(5), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.47070/ijapr.v9i5.1917
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