bacopa flower


Bacopa monniera – aerial parts

Bacopa is a brain tonic with a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine in the treatment of neurological disorders particularly those involving anxiety, intellect and poor memory.
A number of studies have indicated positive effects with its long term administration (three months) on various cognitive functions, especially anxiety and memory, including an anxiolytic effect in people with cognitive decline.


Primary: cognition enhancing, nervine tonic, sedative (mild).

Secondary: anxiolytic (mild).


  • Improving cognitive function, learning, memory, intelligence, mental health and assist with exam performance and studying.
  • Prevention and treatment of age-related cognitive decline, menopausal cloudy thinking.
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome, to speed up recovery from head trauma.
  • Hypothyroidism (alongside Withania).

Bacopa is well tolerated however in trials using standardised bacopa. Themost common effects are minor gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, abdominal cramps, increased stool frequency and diarrhoea. Caution is advised in hyperthyroidism as bacopa has been shown to significantly elevate thyroxine levels in vivo.

The analysis of contents below is a guide only, product specific data including expiry date is with the item in the shop.

Bacopa Monniera 1:2. Each 1 ml contains 500mg of dry herb.

Liquid extract in 45% ethanol. Use 30 to 60mL weekly.

This clinic uses fluid extracts from Optimal Rx, Herbal Extract Company, Nutrition Care, Mediherb or Sunray Botanicals, in this order.

Brain health, nootropic (supports mental performance), rejuvenative tonic with long-term use. Brain & cognitive Support, stress Support, digestive support, liver & cleanse support.