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Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri Extract Can Cure What Ails You

Bacopa is a powerful proven herbal home remedy

Introduction to Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa monnieri extracts are a natural and gentle alternative herbal remedy known to benefit people with a wide variety of symptoms from memory and learning issues to allergies to anxiety and depression. Studies have specifically focused on its beneficial mechanisms on brain function, and positive findings have been reported recently in areas such as the enhancement of learning skills, improvement in mood and memory, and reduction in adult ADHD symptoms when people use herbal bacopa extract supplements.

Some examples:

- In a double blind randomized placebo-controlled study in Australia Bacopa monnieri extract was found to improve short term memory and longer term retention of information. The dose was 300 mg per day.

- In another study herbal Bacopa monnieri plant extract was found to reduce the time needed for adult subjects to learn a complex task by 40%.

- In a third study herbal Bacopa extract was tested on men who had already showed some memory issues and at the end of one year there was significant improvement in concentration, memory span, and overall mental performance.

- In animal studies Bacopa extract (monnieri and caroliana) has been found to have a significant effect on stress, and clinical models have shown it to be possibly as effective but much safer than commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications

In summary, this herbal supplement has been said to be helpful to remedy:

    1. Memory
    2. Learning
    3. Stress and Anxiety
    4. Depression.
    5. Adult ADHD


Bacopa Monnieri side effects:

Bacopa monnieri is generally considered a very safe and low risk supplement to take.  For most the side effects will be minimal or non-existent.  The manufacturers of Bacopa extract supplements can be fairly confident about this assessment since so many studies have been done about the effects of Bacopa monnieri, and in each case the side effects and numbers of people who had to drop out because of them is published.  Of course with any supplement as powerful as this natural supplement, there will certainly be some who will experience side effects, and even a few who will experience side effects that are sever enough to warrant stopping the supplement.

The usual side effects of Bacopa Monnieri, if a person has any, include:

- Gastrointestinal difficulties such as increased need to go to the bathroom, cramping, and nausea.  These symptoms are usually quite mild and tolerable, and may go away after a short while.

- Dry mouth was a side effect that was also reported, and also not usually enough to warrant stopping the supplement.

- Muscle fatigue was seen as a side effect as well, and again not usually severe enough to cause people to drop out of the studies and often went away after a short period of time.

Overall, this plant was well tolerated and those in the research studies who experienced side effects usually did not drop out.  That said, what makes this more complicated is when a person has any pre-existing medical condition and/or is on medications.  The research studies may have screened them out because of these issues and so it is harder to assess whether you may be at some risk if you have a health condition or take medications.  In this case it is recommended that you check in with your healthcare provider before starting this supplement.


About Our Website

We look forward to bringing you the latest information and advice about herbal Bacopa extract, and hope you will check back often. We do not sell bacopa monnieri and are not directly affiliated with anyone who does sell bacopa monnieri or any other alternative medicine or product, so we aim to be fully independent and unbiased in our presentation of information.

As with any herbal supplement or alternative healing plant, you should check with your medical practitioner before using Bacopa monnieri. Natural remedies and cures can be powerful and positive, but they can also interfere with your current prescriptions or symptoms.

Aside from this front page where we will bring you the latest news and information about Bacopa Extract and related supplements, we have the following pages:

Bacopa Extract Preparations discusses the various forms of administration from capsules to wines, and everything in between

Bacopa Monnieri Research explores all the scientifically sound studies of this natural herbal home remedy.

Bacopa Monnieri Benefits gives you a listing of the great things that this home remedy can do all on one page

Bacopa Extract Tips gives specific tips and tricks to helping this supplement be most affective

Bacopa Monnieri Blog will be updated often with the very latest information and advice about this home remedy


Site Disclaimers

The information presented here is unbiased and independent, and we are not a distributor of bacopa monnieri or affiliated with a distributor of this home remedy.  At the same time it always important for you to discuss your potential use of an herbal home remedy with your medical practitioner to be sure that it will not affect any current medications you are taking or interact with any conditions you have.

The information contained here about bacopa extract is general and not meant to either diagnose or treat your specific issue.

All information here about herbal remedies is independent and original and therefore protected by copyright.  In some cases we do allow information to be used by others covering either bacopa extract or home remedies in general, but only with prior approval and proper attribution.  Thank you!

Here is the Wikipedia entry about Bacopa Monnieri if you want more unbiased info.


** Bacopa Monnieri 2013 Update **

Bacopa Monnieri Extract appears to be gaining traction recently as the herbal remedy community responds to news about other supplements not working or having disappointing results by turning more heavily to those supplements that have solid scientific evidence behind them.  While many home remedies certainly work despite a general lack of scientific inquiry, there is a new doubt or at least scrutiny toward those that have no studies that have been formally done.  Thus Bacopa extract, with its stable of solid scientific research behind it has gained a following and some positive press.

We have always been quite excited about the potential of Bacopa Monnieri Extract as a learning and memory booster and much of our energy and motivation to share this information id derived from the fact that there is science behind it.  Anecdotal reports can be powerful and can also often be true, but as the home remedy field knows too well there can also be false positives, placebo effects, and exaggerated claims whether on purpose or just made out of excitement.  Bacopa has solid research behind it and in today’s skeptical market, that is paying off.

We will continue to bring updates as far as trends in the field of home remedies and regarding Bacopa specifically as they come up.  And of course our Blog will always carry the very latest news and advice about this powerful home remedy.  For now we hope you might look at the research that is driving this new popularity of this particular supplement, and appreciate the direction the field is taking with regard to appreciating – perhaps even requiring – that kind of evidence.

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