Bacopa Monnieri (aka Brahmi)

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Bacopa Monnieri Extract (Brahmi) Can Cure What Ails You

Introduction to Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa monnieri extract (or Brahmi) is a natural and gentle alternative herbal remedy known to benefit people with a wide variety of symptoms from memory and learning issues to allergies to anxiety and depression. Studies have specifically focused on its beneficial mechanisms on brain function, and positive findings about Bacopa benefits have been reported recently in areas such as the enhancement of learning skills, improvement in mood and memory, and reduction in adult ADHD symptoms when people use herbal bacopa extract supplements.  This home remedy has distinguished itself from many others on the market because of the wealth of well-done research studies that back its effects.  That of course does not guarantee that you will experience the same effects but it should give you confidence in this particular approach.  This website is designed to help you learn how to take Brahmi optimally and give yourself the best chance for the strong effect you are looking for.  We also discuss Bacopa side effects and interactions.

Some examples:

- In a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study in Australia Bacopa benefits included improvement in short-term memory and longer term retention of information. The dose of Brahmi was 300 mg per day.

- In another study herbal Brahmi benefits included reducing the time needed for adult subjects to learn a complex task by 40%.

- In a third study herbal Brahmi extract was tested on men who had already showed some memory issues and at the end of one year there was significant improvement in concentration, memory span, and overall mental performance.

- In animal studies Bacopa benefits have been found to include positive effects on stress, and clinical models have shown it to be possibly as effective but much safer than commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications

In summary, Brahmi has been said to be helpful to remedy:

    1. Memory and retention are what it is primarily used for a studied about, often from middle age onward, but this does not mean it does not work for younger people
    2. Learning boosts have been found to be among bacopa benefits, but this may require further study – it could be just the memory increase that produces this
    3. Stress and Anxiety have been reported to go down with the use of this herbal remedy
    4. Depression may also be lessened with this supplement
    5. Adult ADHD may be tamed by the regular use of this herbal remedy


Bacopa Monnieri side effects:

Brahmi is generally considered a very safe and low risk supplement to take.  For most the Bacopa side effects will be minimal or non-existent.  The manufacturers of these supplements can be fairly confident about this assessment since so many studies have been done about the effects, and in each case the bacopa side effects and numbers of people who had to drop out because of them is published.  Of course with any supplement as powerful as this natural supplement, there will certainly be some who will experience side effects, and even a few who will experience side effects that are sever enough to warrant stopping the supplement.

The usual Bacopa Side Effects, if a person has any, include:

- Gastrointestinal difficulties such as increased need to go to the bathroom, cramping, and nausea.  These symptoms are usually quite mild and tolerable, and may go away after a short while.  Of course again we should mention that if you experience any brahmi side effects at all, this should be something you run by your doctor unless they are quite mild and go away quickly.

- Dry mouth was one of the bacopa side effects that was also reported, and also not usually enough to warrant stopping the supplement.  This may lead to a case of knowing what you can tolerate as far as this discomfort until it goes away.

- Muscle fatigue was seen as one of bacopa side effects as well, and again not usually severe enough to cause people to drop out of the studies and often went away after a short period of time.

Overall, brahmi was well tolerated and those in the research studies who experienced bacopa side effects usually did not drop out.  That said, what makes this more complicated is when a person has any pre-existing medical condition and/or is on medications.  The research studies may have screened them out because of these issues and so it is harder to assess whether you may be at some risk if you have a health condition or take medications.  In this case it is recommended that you check in with your healthcare provider before starting brahmi.


About Our Bacopa Monnieri Website

We look forward to bringing you the latest information and advice about brahmi, and hope you will check back often. We do not sell bacopa monnieri and are not directly affiliated with anyone who does sell it or any other alternative medicine or product, so we aim to be fully independent and unbiased in our presentation of information.

As with any herbal supplement or alternative healing plant, you should check with your medical practitioner before using Bacopa monnieri. Natural remedies and cures can be powerful and positive, but they can also interfere with your current prescriptions or symptoms.

Aside from this front page where we will bring you the latest news and information about Bacopa benefits and the effect of related supplements, we have the following pages:

Bacopa Extract Preparations discusses the various forms of administration from capsules to wines, and everything in between.  Different preparations may work slightly differently for you and may help differently depending on your presenting concern.  It is good to know all the possibilities so that you know your options and can try to choose the optimal approach.

Bacopa Monnieri Research explores all the scientifically sound studies of this natural herbal home remedy.  Brahmi has the advantage over many other home remedies in that there has actually been significant well done research into its effects and potential.  As a consumer this can be quite important.

Bacopa Benefits gives you a listing of the great things that brahmi can do all on one page.  Know what it has been proven to do and other benefits that have been widely reported.  You may or may not experience exactly the same results, but it is helpful to know the possibilities.

Using Bacopa gives specific tips and tricks to helping this supplement be most affective.  There may be ways you can take this home remedies such as different ways to dose it and additives that may boost its effectiveness.  Learn all of that here.

Bacopa Monnieri Blog will be updated often with the very latest information and advice about brahmi.  We post whenever there is new information that you might want to know, tips that are relevant, and related supplements that you might be interest in.

We welcome the input from those who have taken this herbal remedy, and given our independent nature we will publish both positive and negative information and reactions.  We are curious about the bacopa side effects and benefits you experienced, and what your overall reaction was to the supplement.  If you were on a related supplement we’d publish your reaction to that as well.


Site Disclaimers

The information presented here is unbiased and independent, and we are not a distributor of bacopa monnieri or affiliated with a distributor of brahmi.  At the same time it always important for you to discuss your potential use of an herbal home remedy with your medical practitioner to be sure that it will not affect any current medications you are taking or interact with any conditions you have.

The information contained here is general and not meant to either diagnose or treat your specific issue.  Any new symptom or concern should always be checked out by your doctor first.

All information here about herbal remedies is independent and original and therefore protected by copyright.  In some cases we do allow information to be used by others covering either bacopa benefits or home remedies in general, but only with prior approval and proper attribution.  Thank you!

Here is the Wikipedia entry about Bacopa Monnieri if you want more unbiased info.


Brahmi Update

Bacopa benefits appear to be gaining PR recently as the herbal remedy community responds to news about other supplements not working or having disappointing results by turning more heavily to those supplements that have solid scientific evidence behind them.  While many home remedies certainly work despite a general lack of scientific inquiry, there is a new doubt or at least scrutiny toward those that have no studies that have been formally done.  Thus Brahmi, with its stable of solid scientific research behind it has gained a following and some positive press.

We have always been quite excited about the potential of Bacopa Monnieri Extract as a learning and memory booster and much of our energy and motivation to share this information id derived from the fact that there is science behind it.  Anecdotal reports can be powerful and can also often be true, but as the home remedy field knows too well there can also be false positives, placebo effects, and exaggerated claims whether on purpose or just made out of excitement.  Brahmi benefits have solid research behind them and in today’s skeptical market, that is paying off.

We will continue to bring updates as far as trends in the field of home remedies and regarding Bacopa benefits specifically as they come up.  And of course our Blog will always carry the very latest news and advice about this powerful home remedy.  For now we hope you might look at the research that is driving this new popularity of brahmi, and appreciate the direction the field is taking with regard to appreciating – perhaps even requiring – that kind of evidence.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We welcome your input and any feedback you have.  If we seem to be missing a topic that would be helpful, please let us know, and if you have your own experience with brahmi we’d be happy to learn about it and post your contribution – it does not have to be positive, only honest.  If you have not taken it yet, best of luck with your Bacopa Monnieri!

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