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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 50 issue 1 (february 2016) : 1-7

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Up-to-date of memory boosting medicinal plant: A review

Natthawut Charoenphon, Nanthida Anandsongvit1, Piya Kosai, Kanjana Sirisidthi, Niwat Kangwanrangsan, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul*
1<p>Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science,&nbsp;Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.</p>
Cite article:- Charoenphon Natthawut, Anandsongvit1 Nanthida, Kosai Piya, Sirisidthi Kanjana, Kangwanrangsan Niwat, Jiraungkoorskul* Wannee (2016). Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Up-to-date of memory boostingmedicinal plant: A review . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 50(1): 1-7. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v50i1.8582.

Bacopa monnieri, Family: Plantaginaceae, known as water hyssop, herb of grace or Indian penny wort, is one of the traditional medicinal plants in Ayurveda medicine, where it is also called Brahmi, a name derived from Brahma, the creator God of the Hindu Pantheon. It is now being widely promoted to enhance memory, learning and concentration and also to treat anxiety, depression, and systemic disorders like cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurological and also respiratory problems. Further, Brahmi has been shown to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Its phytochemical substances are alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, and the important constituents such as bacosides, bacopasides, and bacopasaponins, which all of these contribute to its remedial properties. This article provides a brief overview of the memory boosting activity of brahmi, (B. monnieri), to further provide an up-to-date review showing its importance especially, memory boosting.

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