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 bacopa monnieri extract 20% Bacopaside Chinese herbal nootropics

Latin Name: Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst.

Synonyms: baocopa extract, Brahmi, Aindri, Lysimachia monnieri L. Cent., Graticola monnieri L., Herpestis monniera L. Kunth., Water hyssop, Thyme-leafed gratiola, Indian Pennywort

Specification: Bacopaside 20%~50% HPLC

Appearance: Yellow brown fine powder

CAS No.: 382146-66-9


What is bacopa monnieri extract?

Bacopa monnieri extract, according to Wikipedia, is an herb native to India that has a long history of use in the Ayurvedic system of medicine where it is known as Brahmi. Bacopa monnieri is one of the most important herbs in India and is used for a wide variety of ailments and as a general tonic and an anti-aging herb. In the west, Bacopa monnieri is gaining popularity due to recent studies that examine its effect on the brain, cancer and it ability to keep stress at bay. There are many other names for bacopa monnieri extract,such as  water hyssop, water purslane , Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst ,Brahmi, etc. Brahmi is also the name given to Centella asiatica, particularly in North India.


What are in the bacopa monnieri extract

From wikipedia, Bacopa monnieri has many chemical constituents It contains saponins, designated as bacopaside I, II, III, IV and V. Additional phytochemicals betulinic acid, wogonin and oroxindin have been isolated from the aerial parts. This herb also has the flavonoids luteolin and apigenin. Dammarane-type triterpenoid saponins classified as pseudojujubogenin and jujubogenin glycosides are reported as some of the active components in this plant. Bacoside A, the bioactive component of this Indian medicinal plant is a mixture of saponins with bacoside A3, bacopaside II, jujubogenin isomer of bacopasaponin C and bacopasaponin C as major constituents.


Benefits of taking Bacopa monnieri extract

Bacopa monnieri extract is considered to be a nerve and brain tonic in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and is used to treat epilepsy, sexual dysfunction and fertility problems. Bacopa monnieri may be helpful in treating memory problems and depression in the elderly. Some key benefits of bacopa are sumarrized as below:


1.Enhance memory.

 Bacopa monnieri extract has many Cognitive Functions known as a brain tonic because it can be used to improve learning problems, memory, and concentration.


2.Enhance mood and reduce anxiety

Bacopa monnieri supports the effects of certain neurotransmitters, including serotonin and acetylcholine, states the University of Michigan Health System. This effect on neurotransmitters is what enables Bacopa monnieri to support mood-related symptoms. According toDrug Digest, animal studies of Bacopa monnieri’s effectiveness in treating mood issues have produced positive results, finding that Bacopa monnieri was nearly as effective as common prescription anti-anxiety medications, but without the side effects.


3. Cancer Prevention and Treatment

 Bacopa has long been used in the treatment of cancer in Ayurvedic medicine.



Long term side effects and safety of bacopa monnieri extract are currently not fully known. As with most herbs, it's best to take breaks from use.


Dosage of Bacopa monnieri extract supplement

There is no specified dosage for Bacopa monnieri. Some companies suggest 100mg daily but some supplement brands suggest 2 tablets of 225mg twice daily.Therefore, There is no right dosage that applies to everyone, each person is unique. In general use the lowest dosage that works. The usual dosage is 100 mg to 300 mg of the extract once or twice daily. It appears that it works better when taken a few days in a row rather than just once.


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