What is Bacopa monnieri?
Bacopa monnieri is a traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) medicinal herb which helps to support memory and learning.
The history of Bacopa monnieri use
Bacopa monnieri, also known as bacopa and brahmi, has a very long history of traditional use. It was cited in the religious, social and medical literature of India as long ago as around 1500 BC.
Bacopa monnieri can also be traced back to the time of Athar Ved (C.800 BC), where it was mentioned in the the third chapter of Athar Samhita). It later found a place in the compilation of teachings of the ancient Persian prophet Zoroaster (the founder of the Zorastrian religion), (c. 600 BC).
More recently, the government of India has recognised the benefits of Bacopa monnieri by releasing a postal stamp featuring the herb.
In its many mentions throughout history, Bacopa monnieri has been associated with a variety of health benefits - yet it’s the memory and learning effects that have attracted the most attention in the last few decades.
The specific extract used by Flordis
The specific Bacopa monnieri extract used by Flordis is known as CDRI 08. CDRI 08 is extracted and formulated using a special process. This individual and highly technical process ensures a consistent form and amount of Bacopa monnieri is used in every formulation - meaning each final product will contain the same high quality extract.
Natural medicines can vary considerably depending on how they are produced. Flordis believes it’s the science behind growing, harvesting and processing that delivers the true health benefits of natural medicine. That’s why in the making of a Flordis medicine, careful attention is applied to plant species and growing methods through to cultivation and harvest, using precise processes to help produce consistent crops. This is continued with extracting and manufacturing of specific ingredients following a series of strict controls to help deliver a consistent medicine from one batch to the next.
It is this specific medicine that is tested in clinical trials. And it’s the same medicine that you receive, which is one of the reasons you can feel good about its effectiveness.Flordis medicines follow processes where all of the steps involved in the growth and manufacture of the natural medicine are tightly controlled to reduce variability and to help ensure consistency.