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Scientific Name: Bacopa Monnieri
Alternative Names: Waterhyssop, Indian Pennywort, Herb of Grace

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Bacopa Monnieri


  • Perennial
  • Bacopa is native to the wetlands of Southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America.
  • It is a non-aromatic, creeping ground cover with small succulent leaves and minute, small white flowers.
  • Bacopa is a popular aquarium plant, can grow in damp conditions by a pond or bog garden, in hydroponics and even in slightly brackish conditions.
  • It will do well in full sun.

Parts Used

  • The areal parts.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Bacopa monnieri is is known as Brahmi in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda).
  • It is commonly used for Alzheimer's disease, for improving memory, reducing anxiety, treating epilepsy and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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