Latin Name: Bacopa monnieri
English Name: Thyme-Leaved Gratiola
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Brahmi
Bacopa monnieri is a small, creeping herb that contains the alkaloids brahmine and herpestine.
The entire plant constitutes the well-known drug Brahmi. The drug is astringent, bitter and cooling, and, reportedly improves the intellect. It is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of asthma, hoarseness, insanity, and epilepsy and is also a potent nerve tonic, cardiotonic, aperient and diuretic.