Traditional Research on Bacopa for Memory and Cognitive Support
The rich and ancient tradition of Ayurveda from India has revered Bacopa as a rasayana (a substance that enhances health, longevity, and strengthens the mind) for around the last 2,300 years. During the third century BCE Bacopa was mentioned in an Ayurvedic treatise called the Charaka Samhita and described it’s medicinal and health benefits.
Bacopa is commonly called Brahmi in Ayurvedic medicine which means to expand consciousness. In this system it is known to be effective for psychological disorders including poor memory and focus. This is particularly interesting as modern research has validated the brain, memory, and cognitive enhancing benefits of this amazing herb.
Clinical Research on Bacopa for Memory and Cognitive Support
We were able to find 7 legitimate studies on PubMed showing the positive benefits of Bacopa Monnieri for memory and cognitive enhancement. Below is a list of three particularly note worthy studies. As evidenced from these studies the dose and time period that seems most effective is 300mg a day of Bacopa extract for three months.
Thousands of years of bacopa use, and at least 7 positive human studies, concur that the research on bacopa for memory and cognitive support is conclusive.
It it so exciting and empowering to realize that the human brain can regenerate and become even more powerful. Whether you are trying to improve your memory, preserve the memory you already have, or increase your cognitive function, Bacopa should be at the top of your list of herbs to try.