Vol. 9, Issue 4, Part A (2021)
Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi): A potential treatment course for neurological disorders: Review
Author(s): Prachi Kulkarni
Ayurvedic medications are increasing rapidly due to its safety profile because though it heals slowly, but it cures completely. Various studies conducted on Bacopa monnieri
have shown that it increases signaling molecules involved in the process of synaptogenesis. Also, when it is combined with cognitive stimulation, it can enhance long-term potentiation (LTP) and also improves cognition in older adults leading to a positive effect on a neurodegenerative disease. This review focuses on effect of Medhya rasayana (extracted from Bacopa monnieri
) on neurodegenerative disorders.
Evidence shows presence of various mechanisms by which this herb is known to enhance memory and learning skills. Bacopa monnieri has shown alteration of potential attenuation of Dementia in Alzheimer’s revealing its medicinal properties.
Ayurvedic medications have shown potential long term effects with minimal or no side effects. Antioxidant properties of Bacopa monnieri extracts have shown positive effect on mental function. Medicinal properties of Bacopa monnieri extracts can be used to reduce the onset of Alzheimer’s and also to treat various neurological disorders. Therefore, more research on humans has to be conducted in order to understand the mechanism of action in a better way.
How to cite this article:
Prachi Kulkarni. Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi): A potential treatment course for neurological disorders: Review. Int J Herb Med 2021;9(4):10-18.