Bacopa monnieri (L.) Penn.

Family : Scorphulariaceae

Local name : Brahmi (As.)

Herb, prostrate, creeping much branched, rooting at nodes; leaves simple, opposite, decussate, obovate-oblong or spathulate, succulent; flowers axillary, solitary, pedicelled, bracteolate, bluish-white in colour.

Distribution :    Usually cultivated.

Uses : Roots used in nervous debility and seminal debility; leaves used in epilepsy, cough, loss of memory, liver disorders, bronchitis and as diuretic.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam