October 15, 2013
i heard about Organic Bacopa Herb Powder a lot while living in India, how good it is for the brain, but never tried it. I learned about Organic Bacopa Herb Powder more while casually studying ayurveda. I became extremely sick and became just about dead and I could not tolerate any medication for over 8 years. I went to bacopa, somehow my intuition said it was what I needed. I could not have it straight stirred in water or milk as is most common. I would become too sick from my overwhelmingly defensive body. I made a oil from it with sesame oil as is described in ayurveda and applied this oil, a few drops at a time, to my scalp, the soles of my feet and one or two drops around my eyes, gradually increasing the amount. At first it made me crazy, as all things do, then I began to feel its cooling, nurturing, building effect. Over three months now life does not hurt as much all the time, mostly my head (my brain, my neck) does not hurt as it did all the time. Bacopa is supposed to help your brain cope with stress as well as disconnect from the adrenals so that it does not get over stimulated from adrenal activation. it is also supposed to calm the adrenals so that they can recover from stress. I don't know if this is how it truly works at a molecular level but I certainly feel I am coping with stress better than any stress medication and certainly it seems I am recovering from the effects of past stress. But I did have to go very slow and devise my own protocol after much time educating myself. I still cannot take the straight herb, but I do feel I will be able to, when there are more benefits to be had. As for intelligence and memory, I am not there yet at all. Maybe it will.
I made bacopa ghee (ayurvedic principles!) and give one teaspoon of it to my husband every evening. He is able to work longer without burning out and feels a sense of calm. He thought ayurveda is all mumbo jumbo voodoo but with his compliance I know he feels it is working. I can take 1/4 tsp now. Organic Bacopa Herb Powder really works. Stirred into warm milk it should work for most people people who need to cope and recover from stress as well as help with strengthening the brain. It is incredible that I could find Organic Bacopa Herb Powder so easily and at an affordable price.