Studies on the stress-relieving effect of the medyha rasayan drug Bacopa  

Abstract: Previous to this study, Brahmi had been studied repeatedly for its chemical constituents and pharmacological attributes, however had not been subjected to clinical trials in humans.

Methods: Thirty-five volunteers suffering from stress were treated chronically with Brahmi syrup (equivalent to 12 gms of KeenMind dry herb) taken over two divided doses each day, for four weeks. Patients were assessed weekly on measures of clinical relief, psychological changes, and biochemical changes.

Results: Significant symptomatic relief was observed with regard to stress, mental fatigue and immediate memory span. It appeared to have stress-relieving and adaptogenic effects.

Conclusions: Clinical effects indicate that Bacopa exerts a stress-relieving effect.

* Singh RH and Singh L 1980. Studies on the anti-anxiety effects of the Medhya Rasayana Drug, Brahmi (Bacopa monniera Wettst.)-Part 1, J. Res. Anyr. Siddha, 1, 133-148

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