What is Bacop Monnieri
- Feb 07, 2019 -

What is Bacop Monnieri


Be careful not to confuse brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) with gotu kola and other natural medicines that are also sometimes called brahmi.  They are not the same plant, nor have the same amazing benefits.

Bacopa monnieri thrives in soggy, bog-like conditions and is a creeping, perennial herb found growing in wetlands around the globe. The plant's extensive use over the last 7,000+ years has seen it be referred to as waterhyssop, brahmi, thyme-leafed gratiola, water hyssop, herb of grace, and Indian pennywort.

You will find bacopa used extensively in the world's two oldest health practices; Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine. It is very easy to conclude some basic assumptions about the effectiveness and safety of the herb from these two ancient medical practices. Both are thousands of years old and continue to be leaders in health and medical practices.