Bacopa monniera Linn. as an antioxidant: mechanism of action.

  title={Bacopa monniera Linn. as an antioxidant: mechanism of action.},
  author={Yamini B Tripathi and Shailendra Chaurasia and E Tripathi and Apoorva Upadhyay and Govind Prasad Dubey},
  journal={Indian journal of experimental biology},
  volume={34 6},
Bacopa monniera, Linn. (Brahmi: Scrophulariaceae) an Ayurvedic medicine is clinically used for memory enhancing, epilepsy, insomnia and as mild sedative. For the first time the effect of alcohol and hexane fraction of Brahmi has been studied on FeSO4 and cumene hydroperoxide induced lipid peroxidation. Alcohol fraction showed greater protection with both inducers. Results were compared with known antioxidants tris, EDTA and a natural-antioxidant vitamin E. The effect of Brahmi was also examined… CONTINUE READING
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