Plant species
Botanical NameBacopa monnieri (L.) PENNELL
Family SCROPHULARIACEAE
Used InAyurveda, Folk, Homeopathy and Sidha

Distribution
This species is globally distributed in the Pantropics. Within India, it is said to be common in moist places throughout, ascending to an altitude of 1320 m.
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Common Uses
The whole plant of Brahmi is used in the form of juice to treat insanity, epilepsy, paediatric diseases, pox and as a rejuvinative. Mental disorders:Brahmi, kusmanda(Benincasa hispida ) and sankhapuspi ((convolvulus microphyllus ) separately mixed with kustha (Saussurea lappa) and honey is used in mental disorders (10-15 gms) (VM.20.3; SG.2.1.18).Epilepsy:Old ghee processed with brahmi juice, vaca(Acorus calamus) , kustha (Saussurea lappa) and sankhapuspi (convolvulus microphyllus )alleviate insanity, inauspiciousness, and epilepsy (10-15 gms) (CS.Ci.10.25).To promote intellect Juice of Brahmi, or andukaparni(Centella asiatica) are be taken with honey and ghee to promote intellect (10-15 ml) (KS.P.5)
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Bacopa monnieri
Language
(No. of Names)
Vernacular Name
English (1)water hyssop
Hindi (7)baam, barami, brahmi, jalbuti, jalnim, nirbraini, pan brahmi
Kannada (8)brahmi, jalabrahmi, kiri braahmi, kiru brahmi, neer brahmi, neeru braahmi, neeru brahmi, neeruppi gida
Malayalam (3)brahmi, brami, nirbrahmi
Marathi (1)brahmi
Sanskrit (12)aindri, brahmi, gundala, indravalli, jalasaya, manduki, matsyaksi, nirabrahmi, sarasvati, tiktalonika, toyavalli, vami
Tamil (92)akantapuntu, aramiyacceti, aramiyam2, arapiyam, aritalocanam, attapirami, attapiramicceti, avapulippi, avarukacceti, avarukam, avavulappicceti, campirani, campirani3, campiranippuntu, campiranipuntu, captalai, caracuti, carmakaca, carumam, catala, catcara, cemanavacceti, cemanavam, cempirami, cerrilvalarntamatacci, cerutanilcirukki, cinkamamuli, curapi6, irattappirami, kavaliyacceti, kavaliyam, malanacini, maturatipputu, mulaiccarumuli, muntantakanni 2, mutirntan, nakacattumuli, narivalukkai, narivalukkaicceti, neer brahmi, nikava#, nikava@, nikavapputavi, nikavari, nikavaricceti, nilappirami, nir brahmi, nirbrahmi, nircconam, nircconappirami, nirpirami, nirpirammi, nirppirami, nirppiramiyam, noytukacceti, noytukam, pakupeta, pattalakacceti, pattalakam, peravacceti, peravam, peruncampirani, pirakonti, piramamuli, pirami, pirami vazhukkai, pirami vazukkai, piramicceti, piramiya valukkai, piramiya vazhukkai, piramiyam, piramiyapundu, piramiyavalukkai, punalvalukkai, tirapatti, tirayanti, tutarkkacceti, tutarkkam, utiramalanacani, vakkupalam, vakkupavam, valukkai, vanamali, vankamuli, varalam, varali @, varavi, varayam, vatikam, vimala, virumamuli@, vivitam
Telugu (4)neeri sambraani mokka, sambraanichettu, sambrani chettu, sambrareni aaku

Parts Used
(No. of  Names)
Trade Name
Not recorded (10) brahmi, brahmi (bacopa monnieri), brahmi (birmi), brahmi deshi, brahmi hardwar, brahmi haridvar, brahmi haridwar, brahmi patti (bangal), brahmipatti no.1, jalbrahmi
WHOLE PLANT (5) brahmi, jal brahmi, jalbrahmi, neerbhrami, pacha brahmi

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