Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002591
Title: Physiological and pharmacological effects of Bacopa monnieri
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Bacopa has long been renowned for its medicinal properties. This has been documented in the 6th -century Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, whereby Bacopa is recommended for the treatment of various mental conditions. India and Bacopa monnieri has a long history of use in the Ayurvedic medicine tradition in the treatment of a number of disorders, particularly those involving anxiety and mental disorders. It is currently being marketed in Western countries as a memory-enhancing agent. Studies have shown that the herb contains many active constituents, including a number of alkaloids and saponins; however, the major constituents are the steroidal saponins and bacosides A and B. Bacopa is used to treat a broad range of mind-related health concerns, including Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder epilepsy, and as a general tonic to fight stress. Best of all, it has far less severe side effects than the dangerous psychotropic drugs often prescribed today. People also take Bacopa to treat backache, joint pain. Bacopa extract has actually been shown to work as natural stress relievers by helping our bodies better handle or adapt to our daily stressors.

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    Santhosh Bala1 , A. Jothi Priya2 *, R. Gayatri Devi 2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: A. Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Santhosh Bala1 , A. Jothi Priya2 *, R. Gayatri Devi 2

    Title:Physiological and pharmacological effects of Bacopa monnieri
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2179-2182)
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Alzheimer’s Bacopa monnieri Bacosides Epilepsy Psychotropic drugs Saponins

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