Brahmi/Jal Brahmi/Jal Neem
Binomial Name: Bacopa Monnieri
Bacopa Monnieri is listed as a nootropic, a drug that enhances cognitive ability. Laboratory studies on rats indicate that extracts of the plant improve memory capacity and motor learning ability. The sulfhydryl and polyphenol components of Bacopa Monnieri extract have also been shown to impact the oxidative stress cascade by scavenging reactive oxygen species, inhibiting lipoxygenase activity and reducing divalent metals. This mechanism of action may explain the effect of Bacopa Monnieri extract in reducing beta-amyloid deposits in mice with Alzheimer's disease.It is also used in Rebirthing therapy to accelerate trauma release and make continuous breathing easier. Bacopa Monnieri is a well known nootropic plant reported for its tranquilizing, sedative, cognitive enhancing, hepatoprotective and antioxidant action.
Bacopa Monnieri is a nervine tonic & acts as an anti-anxiety agent and is used in several neural disorders.
Concentrated extract of
contains the active molecules Bacoside A & B. Bacoside A assists in the release
of Nitric oxide, that causes the relaxation of the aorta and veins and allows
blood to flow more smoothly though the body. Bacoside B is a protein that
nourishes the brain cells. Triterpenoid saponins and Bacosides of
Bacopa Monnieri play key role for enhancing
nerve impulse transmission. Herasaponin present in
exhibits calming sedative action and thus reduce sleeplessness. It supports the
nervous system, particularly the hippocampus in the brain, allowing the body to
maintain old nerve cells and synthesize new ones more quickly.
helps in repair of damaged neurons by enhancing kinase activity, neuronal
synthesis and restoration of synaptic activity and ultimately nerve impulse
transmission, thus helps particularly in degenerative disorders of brain.
Biochemically, nervous-system effects of Bacopa Monnieri have been attributed to an enhancement of the effects of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and possibly serotonin or GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid).
enhances the body’s antioxidant
defenses (increases superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione
peroxidase (GPX) activities)
*Bacopa Monnieri maintains the structural and functional integrity of the mitochondrial membrane (by inhibiting excessive lipid peroxidation & creatine kinase, improving the activities of ATPases, and maintaining the ionic equilibrium.)
* Bacopa Monnieri protects gastrointestinal health (by raising mucosal defensive factors)
* Bacopa Monnieri has an inhibitory effect against parasites (anti-leishmanial properties)
* Bacopa Monnieri has a demonstrated ability to reverse diazepam-induced amnesia in the Morris water maze test. The mechanism of this action is unknown.
Its, Bacopa Monnieri 's antioxidant properties, reducing oxidation of fats in the bloodstream & brain, interests me.
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