Bacopa monnieri

  • Brahmi
  • Indian pennywort
  • Herb of grace
  • Water hyssop
  • Waterhyssop
  • Thyme-leafed gratiola
  • Baby tears
  • Dwarf bacopa

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Bacopa monnieri (mon-ee-ER-ee) is a perennial, herb plant of the Plantaginaceae family.

Temperature

Hardiness

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8a

−12.2 °C to −9.4 °C

Plant hardiness is a geographically defined area in which a plant is capable of growing. It's defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30 °F).

The extremes of winter cold are a major determinant of whether a plant species can be cultivated outdoors at a particular location; however, the USDA hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information. The zones do not incorporate summer heat levels into the zone determination; thus sites which may have the same mean winter minima, but markedly different summer temperatures, will be accorded the same hardiness zone.

Space

Frequency
9.8322 m3 apart

Dimensions

Bacopa monnieri can grow up to 0.3m tall
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Yield
0.907185 kg/m2 under well managed conditions

Sun

Minimal
Partial
Maximal
Full
Shading
Too much shade causes longer internodes, that is to say, the leaves will be more spaced out, creating a looser appearance.

Soil

Type
Clay
Sandy
PH Range
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Appearance

Foliage Habit
Non-Woody, Clumping
Non-Woody, Spreading
Bearing Habit
The leaf and flower bearing stems are 10-30 cm long and arise from creeping stems that form roots at the nodes.

Water

Minimal
Moist
Maximal
Wet
Optimal
Needs regular moisture

Uses

Medicine
Bacopa has been used in traditional Ayurvedic treatment for epilepsy and asthma. It is also used in Ayurveda for ulcers, tumors, ascites, enlarged spleen, inflammations, leprosy, anemia, and gastroenteritis.
The whole herb is used medicinally in India in a variety of ways. It is grown as a medicinal crop and is being research for antioxidant properties, to help the nervous system, and to improve memory and mental functions.
Food
Brahmi Tea For Anxiety, Depression & Sleep

Animals

Disease Susceptibility
Slugs and snails

Danger

Poisonous
Overdose may cause liver toxicity and Gastrointestinal Problems

Time

Bloom
Year Round

Reproduction

Propagation Methods
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Scent

Flower Fragrance
non-aromatic

Location

Native Country
India, Australia, Mexico, Nepal, Republic of China

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Phonetic
mon-ee-ER-ee