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Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri)

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Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) - Live Plant

Ships in a 4" pot

Also known as Brahmi, water hyssop, and Herpestis monniera is a perennial, creeping herb with white flowers that thrives in wet tropical environments. As a staple in Ayurvedic medicine, it has a range of benefits; however, it is most known for aiding brain function and alleviating anxiety. It is a nootropic taken to sharpen intellect and attenuate mental deficits. Unlike the potentially addictive and forceful action of widely used psychostimulants, chronic and moderate administration appears to nourish rather than deplete neurons. The herb was said to be used by ancient Vedic scholars to memorize lengthy sacred hymns and scriptures. Oxidative stress (OS) occurs when free radicals (chemical species with unpaired electrons, produced during normal metabolism) overcome the cell's homeostatic (healthy state) defense mechanisms; this plant's properties help protect against OS. You can use fresh sprigs in meals, or you can use it to make a hot tea while studying to help with memory retention.

  • anti-convulsant
  • anti-depressant
  • analgesic (reduces pain)
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-microbial
  • anti-ulcerogenic
  • anti-H. pylori
  • anxiolytic (reduces anxiety directly in the amygdala with no amnesia as with most meds.)
  • adaptogenic (resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning)
  • anti-neoplastic (prevents the growth of abnormal mass of tissue that forms when cells grow and divide more than they should or do not die when they should, cancerous or benign)
  • hepatoprotective (protects the liver)
  • immunostimulatory (supports the immune response)
  • Allows for deep concentration and focus
  • Can regenerate brain cells
  • antioxidant action on the brain’s frontal cortex, striatum, and hippocampus
  • Protects against low blood sugar
  • Reduces dependence on opioid drugs
  • Supports those with hypothyroidism
  • Promotes healing of wounds with minimal scarring
  • Supports normal blood pressure
  • Fights free-radical damage of cells with high levels of antioxidants
  • Supports the nervous system
  • Encourages a balanced emotional state
  • Promotes daytime energy and nighttime rest
  • Has been used to treat epileptics successfully
  • Pacifies excesses in vata, kapha, and pitta doshas
  • Fights against brain plaques that contribute to dementia, and Alzheimer's

Bacopa might increase fluid secretions in the lung; people with conditions such as asthma, emphysema, COPD should seek medical advice before consumption.

Bacopa might increase thyroid hormone levels; people with a thyroid condition should seek medical advice before consumption.

Bacopa might increase secretions in the urinary tract; this could worsen urinary obstruction.

  • Average mature height: 4-6 inches
  • Light: Full to partial sun (make sure to water more if in full sun)
  • Soil: Most soil types, but needs to be moist
  • Hardiness zones: 9-11

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Shipping Stress - Transport can cause stress to plants, especially if spending a few days in a dark stuffy box. Leaf drop may occur.  Most plants survive with no problems or with minimal stress and recover quickly others may require extra love and attention with watering and gentle light after unboxing.

Physical damage - Occasionally, boxes become damaged during UPS handling & transport. Our shipping team takes all measures in securely packing your selection/s to minimize all damage and stress on the plant.  We've had great feedback on packing your plants with extra special attention. Unfortunately, it's past our control beyond our packing house.  
In cases of serious box damage, please contact UPS within 30 days to start a claim.
If it's just a broken branch or even part of a stem - just let it grow, take care of your plant and it will respond to your love.

Shipping Long Distances -  Orders that are shipped to the western US can often take 4 to 6 business days for transport, including the delay of agricultural inspections in Arizona, California & Texas. Please note that the quality of tender young plants is more affected by the extra length of stress inside shipping boxes. Extra care is taken during packaging to ensure quick recovery after unboxing.  Often plants need extra care for the first few weeks after transport.  Please review our policy on returns & refunds for more information, as well as our plant care guide. 

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