Accession Number: pdtdbp00054

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Water Hyssop
Alternative Names : Brahmi, Thyme-leafed Gratiola, Herb of Grace, Indian Pennywort, நீர் பிரம்மி
Scientific Name : Bacopa monnieri
Medicinal Parts : Fruit, Stem, Leaf
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (6/40) :
α-Alamine, Asiatic acid, Aspartic acid, Bacopasides, Bacoside A, Bacoside B, Betulic acid, Betulinic acid, Brahamoside, Brahmic acid, Brahmine, Brahminoside, D-Mannitol, Dotriacontane, Fatty acids, 3-Formyl-4-Hydroxy-2H-Pyran, Glutamic acid, Hentriacontane, Heptacosane, Herpestine, Hersaponin, Hydrocotyline, Isobrahmic acid, Luteolin 7-Glucoside, Monnierin, Nicotine, Nonacosane, Octacosane, Oroxindin, Pectic acid, Saponins, β-Sitosterol, Sterols, Stigmasterol, Tannin, Thankunic acid, Triacontane, Volatile oil, Vitamin C, Wogonin
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00082, pdtdbl00191, pdtdbl00027, pdtdbl00029, pdtdbl00064, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :
  • Water hyssop is used for Alzheimer's disease, improving memory, anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), allergic conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, and as a general tonic to fight stress.
  • People also take water hyssop to treat backache, hoarseness, mental illness, epilepsy, joint pain, and sexual performance problems in both men and women. It is also sometimes used as a “water pill.”
  • Water hyssop is commonly used as a brain tonic to improve mental alertness and enhance learning and academic performance. The herb has antioxidant, cardiotonic and anticancer properties. It improves intellect, memory, consciousness, mental acuity, mental clarity and longevity.
  • Water hyssop calms the mind and promotes relaxation. The herb is used to remedy skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis, abscess and ulcerations. It is also believed to stimulate the growth of skin, hair and nails.
  • Water hyssop is very effective in treating bronchitis, asthma, hoarseness, arthritis, rheumatism, backache, leprosy, leucoderma, constipation, hair loss, fever and digestive problems. The herb increases protein synthesis and activity in brain cells and decreases anxiety, restlessness and senility. It is useful in nervous exhaustion and nervous deficit, caused due to injury and stroke.
  • Since water hyssop is bitter in taste, it is used in salads and soups, as a cooked lea vegetable and is pickled as well. The herb is largely used in inflammations, tumor, splenomegaly, dysmenorrhoea and general debility. It is used as a blood cleanser and considered good for the heart. The leaves are useful as a diuretic and aperient.
Plant Keywords : Water Hyssop, Bacopa monnieri, Brahmi, Thyme-leafed Gratiola, Herb of Grace, Indian Pennywort, நீர் பிரம்மி
Plant References :
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacopa_monnieri
  2. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-761-brahmi.aspx?activeingredientid=761&activeingredientname=brahmi
  3. http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-herbs/bacopa-monniera.html
Water Hyssop

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