Phyto-pharmacological review of Bacopa monnieri Linn.

Author(s): Mrinmay Das, Bhupendra Shrestha, Supriya Datta, Sujit Das, Jyotirmay Deb

Bacopa monnieri Linn. (Family: Scrophulariaceae), known as “Brahmi,” has been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for centuries. Traditionally, it was used as a brain tonic to enhance memory development, learning and concentration[1] and to provide relief to patients with anxiety or epileptic disorders[2]. The plant is also used as cardio-tonic, digestive aid, hepatoprotective and to improve respiratory function in cases of bronchoconstriction[3]. Bacopa’s antioxidant properties may offer protection from free radical damage in cardiovascular disease. In this review, we have explored the Phyto-pharmacological properties of the B. monnieri plant and compiled its vast pharmacological applications to comprehend and synthesize the subject of its potential image ofmultipurpose medicinal agents.

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