Bacopa Monnieri Powder

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Bacopa monnieri forms dense mats in marshes and along riverbanks, it is cultivated as an ornamental for ponds and other landscaping water elements. Historically, the plant has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for centuries to counter anxiety and stress and enhance mental clarity.

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information at a glance

active compoundsAlkaloids and saponins, including apigenin, bacosides, brahmine, cucurbitacin, herpestine, hersaponin, D-mannitol, plantainoside B and monnierasides I–III.
plant part usedleaf

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaGreenish-brown powder without significant aroma.
flavor profileBitter and chalky. Ayurvedic qualities include cooling virya (action), sweet rasa (taste) and sweet vipaka (transformed after digestion).


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wellnessEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
safetyBacopa monnieri is considered safe for most people, although nausea and diarrhea have been reported. Due to a lack of toxicology studies, use of this herb is not recommended during pregnancy. In theory, this herb may increase the effects of certain medications, including drugs to treat glaucoma and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, this herb may interact with the analgesic drug amitriptyline.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
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