Bacopa monnieri, also known as brahmi, is a perennial creeping herb native to Asia. It prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in aquatic and semi-aquatic conditions. The entire plant has a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic medicine. Bacopa monnieri was used as a brain tonic to enhance memory development, learning, and concentration, and to provide relief to patients with anxiety or epileptic disorders. The plant has also been used as a cardiac tonic, digestive aid, and to improve respiratory function.