Common names: Brahmi — Water Hyssop
Bacopa monnieri, legendary for centuries as enhancing mental function, has demonstrated cognitive and memory enhancing effects in both human and animal studies. Mechanisms of action include acetylcholinesterase inhibition, Significant antioxidant activity
The compounds responsible for the memory enhancing effects of Bacopa monniera are triterpenoid saponins called bacosides.

1. Bacopa monnieri – Brain nourishment: Specific nutrients crucial for normal brain growth and function (Supporting Research studies found below):
a. Vitamins: C
b. Minerals:CALCIUM, IRON, PHOSPHORUS
c. Amino acids: PROTEINS (amino acids) SERINE, GLUTAMIC-ACID, ASPARTIC-ACID
d. Brain cell building blocks (for Neurons/neurotransmitters) BACOGENINS, BACOSIDES, PSEUDOJUJUBOGENIN, JUJUBOGENIN GLYCOSIDES
2. Bacopa monnieri – Brain stimulation: ADD/ADHD Brain specific neurological actions: (Supporting Research studies are listed by specific herbs)
a. Stimulation of Neurotransmitters:
1. Acetylcholine; acytlcholenesterase inhibition
2.Seritonin stimulation
3.Dopamine stimulation
4. Anticholinesterase stimulation
b. Neuron/neurotransmitter (brain cell)building blocks
Triterpenoid saponins called “Bacosides”
3.Bacopa monnieri – Brain growth and development: Stimulation of brain cell growth. of axons and dendrites in animal brain cells.
4.Bacopa monnieri – Brain protection/repair/normalization: ANTIOXIDENTS: ASCORBIC-ACID, BACOSIDE-A, BETA-SITOSTEROL,STIGMASTEROL
5. Bacopa monnieri- Brain OXYGEN/CIRCULATION improvement :Increases Cerebral Blood Flow, increased iron (Oxygen),