Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri)

Bacopa is one of Ayurveda’s premier herbs for lifting and supporting stable mood. Its mind-balancing and calming benefits are legendary. Its specialty and the way we use it at the LifeSpa clinic is on a trifecta of the functions of memory, mood and focus.

Ayurveda teaches that not being able to focus is an issue of energy levels that can be coaxed into balance by rejuvenating the nervous system and brain tissues, one of Bacopa’s most prominent strengths.

Bacopa is said to calm vata and redirect the flow of vata downward – upward-flowing vata as a result of stress being one of the major causes of digestive and overall health issues in our culture.

It is also a heart tonic and enhances the sadhaka pitta subdosha, the subdosha that is considered to be in charge of the mind-heart connection and the emotions.

A rejuvenative to the nervous system, this treasured herb is specified in the support and care of healthy neurological function, and is famed for promoting longevity.

Traditionally, Bacopa is used for relaxing tension throughout the system, making it an invaluable ally in tension and stress-related conditions such as slow-moving bowels, muscle tightness, menstrual discomfort, and trouble sleeping.

This brain and memory tonic is especially good for kapha types, who can suffer from low energy levels and sluggishness, and benefit from the rejuvenative actions of Bacopa.

Energetics of Bacopa

  • Taste (Rasa): Bitter, sweet
  • Energy (Virya): Cooling
  • Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Sweet
  • Quality (Guna): Light, flowing
  • Constitution Effect (Dosa) VPK =, V+ in excess
  • Tissue (Dhatu): All tissues, especially plasma, blood, nerve
  • Channel (Srotas): Circulatory, digestive, nervous, excretory

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Bacopa Capsules was traditionally used as support for memory, mood, and focus, and has recently become popular for the same. Ayurveda maintains that the inability to focus is, at its core, an issue of stress-affected energy levels. The body and mind require a certain amount of energy to settle down and focus on one task. In Ayurveda, bacopa is understood to be a rejuvenative nerve and brain tonic. As such, it has been shown to support memory, learning, stable mood, and stomach and respiratory health.

Happy Caps: Designed to support a healthy stress response and optimal cognitive ability, Happy Caps is a proprietary blend of five traditional herbs: Bacopa, Gotu Kola (Brahmi), Shankpushpi, Skullcap and Passion Flower. By tonifying the nervous system, it encourages stabilized mood, cognitive function, healthy sleep cycles, and the balancing of other stress-related concerns.*

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