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: Organic Bacopa is combined with small amounts of synergistic herbs Shilajit and Shankhpushpi in a potent formula that hones in on supporting memory, mood, and focus.
Happy Caps: Designed to support a healthy stress response, Happy Caps is a blend of five all-organic herbs: Bacopa, Gotu Kola (Brahmi), Shankhpushpi, Skullcap and Passion Flower. By tonifying the nervous system, it encourages stabilized mood, energy, digestion, elimination and other stress-related concerns.