Ayurvedic Medhya Rasayanas (Memory Booster) represent herbal therapeutics that boost memory, restore cognitive deficits* and improve mental function.
*Cognitive deficits also called intellectual disability, is a condition beginning in childhood in which people show significant limitations in their ability to learn and function.
All the herbs used in BRAHMI PLUS have thousands of years of traditional Ayurvedic use. The safety and efficacy of these herbs is now being validated by modern scientific research, few research references published in various medical journals are given below, they not only show the usefulness of these herbs in improving memory, concentration but also in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's:
BRAHMI PLUS Memory booster capsule and powder contains both types of Brahmi ie Brahmi Jal Neem (Bacopa monnieri) and Brahmi Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), following research review validates their memory improving property:
Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery 2011 Jan;5(1):33-49.
Exploring the role of "Brahmi" (Bocopa monnieri and Centella asiatica) in brain function and therapy.
Shinomol GK1, Muralidhara, Bharath MM
The current review deals with the components and application of such a traditional herb "Brahmi" that corresponds to two plants, Bacopa monnieri and Centella asiatica. Research evidences clearly indicate that both plants possess neuroprotective properties, have nootropic activity with therapeutic implications for patients with memory loss.
Following are few research referances of Bacopa monnieri extract (Brahmi Jal Neem), showing its usefulness in age related momory loss (Senile dementia) and ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) :
Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2006 Oct;48(4):238-42.
Randomized controlled trial of standardized Bacopa monniera extract in age-associated memory impairment.
Raghav S1, Singh H, Dalal PK, Srivastava JS, Asthana OP.
Senior Medical Officer, Peninsula Community Mental Health Service, Frankston Hospital, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.
SBME(standardized Bacopa monniera extract) produced significant improvement on mental control, logical memory and paired associated learning during the 12-week drug therapy.
SBME is efficacious in subjects with age-associated memory impairment.
Advances in mind-body medicine 2014 Spring;28(2):10-5
An open-label study to elucidate the effects of standardized Bacopa monnieri extract in the management of symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.
Dave UP, Dingankar SR, Saxena VS, Joseph JA, Bethapudi B, Agarwal A, Kudiganti V.
Standardized extract of B monnieri was found to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of ADHD and was well-tolerated by the children.
Following research conducted at Banaras Hindu University shows that Medhya Rasayana (Mandukaparni, Yashtimadhu and Sankhapushpi) improves short term memory of school going children faster then yogic practice:
Ayu.(An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda) 2013 Oct;34(4):383-9.
Effects of Medhya Rasayana and Yogic practices in improvement of short-term memory among school-going children.
Sarokte AS1, Rao MV2.
1Junior Resident III, Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Excellent memory, extraordinary intelligence, .......... The subjects in group B were administered with Choorna (powder) of four Medhya Rasayanas, Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica Linn.), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.), Guduchi [Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. and Thoms.], and Sankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy), .......... This shows that Medhya Rasayanas are quick in action and bring about improvement in memory faster when compared with Yogic practices. So, on the whole, group B can be considered to be the most efficient among the three groups.
BRAHMI PLUS Capsules also contains Celestrus paniculatus (Jyotishmati), which has cognition (the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses) enhancing properties according to following research conducted at AIIMS Delhi:
Phytomedicine. 2002 May;9(4):302-11.
Antioxidant property of Celastrus paniculatus willd.: a possible mechanism in enhancing cognition.
Kumar MH1, Gupta YK. Department of Pharmacology,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.
The present findings indicate that the aqueous extract of Celastrus paniculatus seed has cognitive-enhancing properties and an antioxidant effect might be involved.
BRAHMI PLUS capsule contains Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu), which according to following research has memory enhancing properties and is also useful in neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease :
Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine. 2013 Jul;4(2):420-5.
Beneficial effect of aqueous root extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra on learning and memory using different behavioral models: An experimental study.
Chakravarthi KK1, Avadhani R.
These findings suggest that the memory enhancement effects of Gg (Glycyrrhiza glabra) may be mediated by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Thus, Gg appears to be a promising drug for improving memory in the management of impaired learning, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
BRAHMI PLUS Capsule & Powder also contains Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)
African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative 2011; 8(5 Suppl): 208?213.
An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda
Narendra Singh, Mohit Bhalla, Prashanti de Jager, and Marilena Gilca
It has a Cognition Promoting Effect and was useful in children with memory deficit and in old age people loss of memory. It was also found useful in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzeimer's diseases. It has GABA mimetic effect and was shown to promote formation of dendrites. It has anxiolytic effect and improves energy levels and mitochondrial health. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agent and was found useful in clinical cases of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. Large scale studies are needed to prove its clinical efficacy in stress related disorders, neuronal disorders and cancers.
BRAHMI-PLUS thus becomes a comprehensive and matchless brain nutrient, to suit one and all but a boon for students in particular and for those engaged in intellectually demanding work.