(Linn.) Wettst., Herpestis monnieria (Linn.) H.B. & K.Scrophulariaceae
Sanskrit/Indian name: Brahmi, Nira-Brahmi
Thyme Leaved Gratiola is a nervine tonic that enhances learning, academic performance and improves mental ability. It acts as an anti-anxiety agent and is used to treat several mental disorders. It also calms restlessness in children. Thyme Leaved Gratiola is used as a nootropic, a drug that enhances cognitive ability.
Therapeutic constituents:The herb contains the alkaloids brahmine, herpestine and nicotine. Hersaponin is reported to have cardiotonic and sedative properties. These constituents work synergistically to render the herb its pharmacological properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Thyme Leaved Gratiola improves mental ability.
- As an adaptogenic, it increases resistance to stress and trauma.
- The herb is also a nervine tonic, which is used in mental disorders and treats restlessness.