Mouse Ear wort

Scientific name of Indian pennywort: Bacopa monnieri

Name of Indian pennywort in different languages:

English- Waterhyssop, Brahmi, thyme-leaved gratiola, thyme-leafed gratiola, water hyssop, herb of grace.

Sanskrit: Brahmi, Sarasvati, Jahaushadhi, Madukamala, Matsyakshi, Medhya, Satyavati, Aindri, Kapotavamka.

Hindi: Brahmi

Malayalam: Brahmi ബ്രഹ്മി Neerbrahmi- നീർബ്രഹ്മി

Useful plant parts: whole plant

Plant description of Brahmi 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:

Indian pennywort is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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