Brahmi (Bacopa monneiri) also known as water-hyssop has been used for millennia within Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to increase memory, reduce anxiety and promote longevity. Brahmi contains many active compounds including bacosides, alkaloids, flavonoids and phytosterols many of which cross the blood-brain barrier and contribute to its cognitive enhancing, sedative, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-aging, anticancer, hepatoprotective and other actions. Human and animal studies confirm Brahmi’s ability to reduce age-related cognitive decline and improve memory and cognition in the young, as well as exert neuroprotective effects against dementia, amnesia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epileptic seizures and schizophrenia.
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