We often here of how well plants, especially herbs, can help increase the effectiveness of the body’s immune system. Mental distress is often caused by an imbalance in part of the brain. While no herbs can completely cure a mental disorder, there are some that can help alleviate the most distressful symptoms.
An herb commonly used in India that has shown great promise in relieving the distress caused by emotional disorders. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) Commonly known as Indian Pennywort is generally found everywhere in India especially above 4000 ft. of height. This herb is most extensively used in Indian. Good results have also been found in epilepsy attacks. Its action as a non-sedative tranquilizer has made it a drug that can be used in anxiety and hypertension. Whole plant part is used in preparing medicines.
BACOPA Health Benefits
Improves intellect, consciousness and mental acuity
Calms the mind and promotes relaxation; increases protein synthesis and activity in brain cells.
Improves memory, mental clarity and longevity
Decreases anxiety, restlessness and senility
Most commonly used to improve mental alertness and enhance learning and academic performance
As with all herbs, it is advisable to discuss taking these with your doctor before doing so. There is no evidence of adverse side effects, but a doctor’s okay will help avoid any problems that individuals may have, such as an allergy that may develop.