Bacopa Monnieri also known as Indian pennywort, herb-of-grace, thyme-leafed gratiola or water hyssop, has a strong place in the Chinese and Indian medicine. In traditional Ayurvedan system, bacopa is the go-to treatment for inflammation, ulcers, asthma, tumours and ulcers. The reason you see bacopa used for such a range of treatments is that it tends to display positive effects for a wide variety of ailments.
In the past 50 years, bacopa has been the focus of scientific research on brain health, cognitive enhancement, anxiety reduction and memory improvement. Results point to bacopa as one of the most potent & natural nootropic substances you can find. We can see why bacopa is used in such a wide variety of traditional treatments. When we heal our brain, all the other body systems tend to perform optimally.
Firstl of all, bacopa acts as an adaptogen; an ingredient that helps our body overcome the effects of stress and thus aiding the body to adapt to new and stressful situations.
Secondly, bacopa contains a chemical compound known as bacosides. Bacosides promote better kinase melioration in our brain (the enzyme process that breaks down substances to be used by brain cells). Protein kinases is akin to the hallway monitor for our brains, they act as the key regulators of cellular functioning. With enhanced protein kinases, our damaged brain cells are able to repair and boost the creation of new brain cells simultaneously.
This medley duet of massive benefits make bacopa one of the leading natural treatments for improved cognitive functioning.