common name :Brahmi Plant Bacopa Monnieri waterhyssop, thyme-leafed gratiola, herb of grace, Indian pennyworth.
it is a medicinal plant and a herb. it has importance in ayurveda.
waterhyssop Bacopa is a medicinal herb used in Ayurveda, where it is also known as “Brahmi”, after Brahma, the creator God of the Hindu pantheon.
Bacopa monnieri was initially described around the 6th century A.D. in texts such as the Charaka Samhita, Atharva-Veda, and Susrut Samhita as a medhya rasayana–class herb taken to sharpen intellect and attenuate mental deficits. The herb was allegedly used by ancient Vedic scholars to memorize lengthy sacred hymns and scriptures.
Bacopa used in Ayurvedic treatment for epilepsy and asthma, ulcers, tumors, ascites, enlarged spleen, inflammations, leprosy, anemia, and gastroenteritis.