Bacopa

 

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri)

Adaptogenic Herb

Bacopa is a flowering creeping herb native to wetlands around the world, including in Southern and Eastern India. Its leaves and stems have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.

Considered a Raysana herb, it is believed to enhance the health of your entire body, improve longevity, and ward off disease. That in itself is enough to make us say “yes please” but it’s the herb’s calming, grounding, and focusing effects that led our herbalist to choose it for our Chill bar. Bacopa is so powerful in this respect that it is commonly used in (herbal) ADD and ADHD formulas.

Bacopa is also known as “Brahmi”, named for the creator god in Hinduism, Brahmi, the Supreme Intellect of the Universe. It is believed to have intellect-enhancing properties and Vedics used it to improve cognitive function, bless babies with intelligence, and treat anxiety.

We found 959 studies on Bacopa monnieri. Research suggests it may:

  • Prevent and reduce anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Improve your mood
  • Reduce levels of cortisol (the stress hormone)
  • Reduce ADHD symptoms like restlessness
  • Improve memory and attention
  • Treat epilepsy
  • Improve brain function
  • Have antioxidant effects on the brain (thanks to the bacosides it contains)
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Have anti-cancer effects

Our Chill bars contain 200mg of Bacopa.

Learn about our other star ingredients in the Yoe Guide to Adaptogens, Herbs & Superfoods.

 

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