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Bacopa monnieri  (L.) PENNELL

   

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Botanical Name

:

Bacopa monnieri (L.) PENNELL

English Name

:

Water hyssop, Thyme-leaved gratiola

Synonym(s)

:

Herpestis monnieria (Linn.) H.B. & K, Moniera euneifolia, Lysimachia monnieri.

Family

:

Scrophulariaceae

 

General Info

Description

It is a glabrous somewhat succulent, creeping herb, rooting at the nodes, with numerous prostrate branches, each 10 to 30 cm long; Leaves oblong to spathulate, sessile, decussate, rather fleshy, entire, punctuate, obtuse; Flowers axillary, solitary, peduncles often much longer and deflexed in fruiting stage; Corolla about one cm long, pale, lobes 5, oblong, obtuse, subequal, tips purple; Capsule ovoid-acuminate or slightly beaked at the apex; Seeds oblong, truncate, longitudinally ribbed with transverse striations in between the ribs.

Herb Effects

Astringent, diuretic, laxative and a tonic for the heart and nerves.

Links

Brahmi
Monograph
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Bacopa

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Brahmine, herpestine, saponins, monnierin ; hersaponin, bacoside A and bacoside B.D-mannitol, betulic acid, ß- sitosterol, stigmasterol and its esters, heptacosane, octacosane, nonacosane, triacontane, hentriacontane, dotriacontane, nicotine, 3-formyl-4-hydroxy-2H-pyran, luteolin and its 7-glucoside.

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
D-mannitol Not Available Hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-h
exaol
C6H14O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Betulic acid 472-15-1 Not Available C30H48O3 Click Here To Enlarge
Stigmasterol 4736-55-4 17-(4-ethyl-1,5-dime
thyl-hex-2-enyl)-10,
13-dimethyl-1,2,4,5,
6,7,8,9,10 ,11,12,1
3,14,15,16,17-hexade
cahydrocyclopenta[a]
phenanthren-3-one
C29H48O Click Here To Enlarge
Heptacosane 593-49-7 Heptacosane C27H56 Click Here To Enlarge
Octacosane 630-02-4 Octacosane C28H58 Click Here To Enlarge
Nonacosane 630-03-5 Nonacosane C29H60 Click Here To Enlarge
Triacontane 638-68-6 triacontane C30H62 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

To treat insanity, epilepsy, paediatric diseases, chicken pox, as a rejuvenative, to improve memory and intelligence, and to treat dermatosis, anaemia, diabetes, cough, dropsy, fever, arthritis, anorexia, dyspepsia, emaciation. It is a blood purifier and useful in diarrhea and fevers.

Contraindication

No records

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