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Fitoterapia. 2010 Jul;81(5):315-22. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2009.11.005. Epub 2009 Nov 26.

Bacopa monnieri and Bacoside-A for ameliorating epilepsy associated behavioral deficits.

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Centre for Neuroscience, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India.

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. Epilepsy is neuronal disorder characterized by learning, cognitive and memory impairments. The present review summarizes information concerning botany, chemistry and beneficial effect of Bacopa monnieri on epilepsy associated behavioral deficits.

PMID:
19944749
DOI:
10.1016/j.fitote.2009.11.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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