English- Waterhyssop, Brahmi, thyme-leaved gratiola, thyme-leafed gratiola, water hyssop, herb of grace.
Sanskrit: Brahmi, Sarasvati, Jahaushadhi, Madukamala, Matsyakshi, Medhya, Satyavati, Aindri, Kapotavamka.
Malayalam: Brahmi ബ്രഹ്മി Neerbrahmi- നീർബ്രഹ്മി
Useful plant parts: whole plant
Indian pennywort-Bacopa monnieri is commonly growing in wet land areas, altitude up to 1200m. Leaves are lanceolate, arranged oppositely, succulent, oblong up to 6 mm thick, the flowers are small, white, five petaled.
Medicinal uses: to treat epilepsy, asthma, ulcers, tumors, ascites, inflammations, leprosy, enlarged spleen, indigestion, anemia, and biliousness.
Chemical content: dammarane- triterpenoid, saponins, bacosides, bacopasides
How to prepare medicines:
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