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Bacopa Monnieri and Epilepsy Study

ABSTRACT:

Bacopa monnieri is an outstanding nervine tonic used for raising the mental performance.

It helps in concentration, comprehension, recall and alertness, Brahmi is particularly beneficial as it aids in categorizing information in brain and its subsequent expression.

Bacopa is also called as a natural antioxidant which may give details its neuroprotective role seen in the memory centers of the brain.

Scientific research on B. monnieri revealed its anticonvulsant, antioxidant, memory and cognition improving properties.

These are transient behavioral abnormalities and cognitive impairments in epileptic patients.

During long-term treatment, epileptic drugs are creating cognitive and memory deficit in patients. B. monnieri can be used as a herbal medicine for ameliorating the memory and cognitive impairments during epilepsy.

The present review summarizes information concerning botany, chemistry and beneficial effect of Bacopa monnieri on epilepsy associated behavioral deficits.

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