Bacopa, or Bacopa monnieri, is a perennial herb which thrives in wetlands, bogs and muddy shores. Also known as water hyssop or Indian pennyworth, Bacopa's origins stem from traditional Indian Ayurveda - where it is cherished for its therapeutic, antioxidant, and relaxant properties. The herb is primarily found in China, India, Nepal, and in several regions within the United States.Bacopa is widely used in India for various religious ceremonies, as the herb is believed to unlock the intelligence of men.
Bacopa has been a staple herb used in traditional Indian Ayurveda for over 1,000 years due to its cerebral support properties. An extract of Bacopa is believed to helap maintain normal functioning of the brain and promote memory and recall. Due to its brain support characteristics, Bacopa is widely used by elderly individuals and those looking to maintain normal brain health and cognitive functioning.