Brahmi has been used by Ayurvedic medical practitioners for centuries for a variety of purposes, including improving memory and treating epilepsy. Research shows that it may boost brain function and alleviate anxiety and stress, among other benefits.
Human studies show it may help treat Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Furthermore, test-tube and animal studies have found that it may possess anticancer properties and reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
A class of powerful compounds called bacosides in Brahmi is believed to be responsible for these benefits.