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Review of Bacopa for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) aerial plant extract is also known as Brahmi in India. The plant grows six inches to three feet tall near freshwater aquatic sites and has oblong leaves and purple flowers. The entire plant and roots are used medicinally. In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa is used for memory improvement (decreasing forgetfulness, not increasing learning), epilepsy, insomnia, and anxiety.

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Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India. Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) leaf is used in Ayurveda as a cognitive enhancer. Research in child and adolescent populations has found it to improve language comprehension, memory, focus, and attention. While research supporting the benefits of bacopa is extensive, there is less understanding of its effects in multi-herb combination formulas that are

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