Bacopa is an Ayurvedic herb with a long history of use throughout India. In the past couple of years its popularity has grown a lot for its use as a nootropic supplement.

The herb contains a set of chemicals known as bacosides, which have been shown to provide a list of beneficial actions on the central nervous system and brain.

As a herb, it’s used to treat conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to head trauma. Bacopa also has anticonvulsant and anxiolytic actions, making it useful for anxiety, epilepsy, and muscle tension.