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i am 18 yr girl & am a 2nd pu student. i study very hard and i can remember the things i had read only for a day and on the next day i can't even remember a single line answer also. i am not a dull head. i secured 95% in 10th std. i am suffering from lack of concentration and memory since 1+1/2 yrs. Please help. I am a science student & i need to attend entrance test too....
  Megha.J on 2008-07-31
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Procure Aethuja cynapium 1M and take three doses on the same day and report after a week.

One dose is four pellets/one drop mixed in a little water.

gavinimurthy last decade
yes Inability to think, to fix the attention is the guiding symptom of Aethusa Cyn.


dr. mahfooz
Mahfoozurrehman last decade
Thanks Dr.Mahfooz for correcting the spelling mistake.

gavinimurthy last decade
Besides this

kaliphos12X & BrahmiQ 10 drops with little water will also help you.
mazharmhm last decade
dr. mazhar,
I have also head about Brahmi booti for increase of memory But could you please tell me about its homoeopthic name propbaly Hydrocotyle ( but I am not sure)

I shall appreciate for sharing good experience and knowledge.

Mahfoozurrehman last decade
Dear Dr.Mahfooz

You are right that Brahmi is Hydrocotyle Asiatica.

In Aurveda it is prescribed for improving the memory.

gavinimurthy last decade
thanks mr. murthy for confirming my apprehension.

But I again second your advice in this case. The patient has to start it with Aeth: if no response then the second choice.

Mahfoozurrehman last decade
Dear Readers

Please dont confuse hydrocotyl Asiatica.

Brahmi is a different herb its botanical name is Bacopa monniera L. It is commonly grown in India. It is available in Ticture form in all homeopathic stores by its common name Brahmi Q.It is very effective.

As far as Aethusa Cyn. is concerned we use it in case of small children's dysentry or vomiting of small babies. its characteristic symptom is anguish, crying and ill at ease, vomits after taking milk.

The plant source for Brahmi is Bacopa monniera , a small herb with light purple flowers . It grows in wet and sandy areas and near streams in tropical regions. It is a creeping herb with numerous branches and small fleshy, oblong leaves. Flowers and fruits appear in summer. The whole plant is medicinally useful.

Synonyms for Bacopa monniera Wettst.

Bacopa monniera (L.) Pennell.yes
Lysimachia monnieri L. cent.
Gratiola monnieri (L.) L.
Monniera cuneifolia Michaux
Herpestis monniera (L.) Kunth

mazharmhm last decade
The pharmacological effects of Bacopa monniera are attributed to the presence of a number of biologically active compounds, including alkaloids, saponins and sterols. The compounds responsible for the memory enhancing effects of Bacopa monniera are triterpenoid saponins called 'bacosides'.

The chemical structures of some of these compounds are as follows:

BACOSIDE A (Levorotatory)

BACOSIDE B (Dextrorotatory)

(Triterpenoid saponin) (Bacogenin A4 )

Proximate composition of the leaves of Bacopa monniera:

Chemical analysis of the leaves by standard methods gave the values indicated in Table 3.2:
Table 3.2: Proximate composition of the leaves of Bacopa monniera

Analytical results

Moisture 88.4 g/100g

2.1 g/100g

0.6 g/100g

5.0 g/100g

Crude fiber
1.05 g/100g

1.9 g/100g

Calcium 202 mg/100g

16 mg/100g

7.8 mg/100g

Ascorbic acid
63 mg/100g

Nicotinic acid
0.3 mg/100g

38 cal/100g
mazharmhm last decade
The beneficial effects of Brahmi on memory retention and its effectiveness in alleviating anxiety neurosis have been validated by clinical trials on normal subjects as well as those with specific mental disorders. Preliminary clinical trials performed over thirty years showed encouraging results. Only recently have studies on Brahmi been extended to patients suffering from mild to moderate mental deficiencies.
mazharmhm last decade
dr. mazhar,
Thank you very much for explaining the situation and removing the confusing. I really appreciate your provideing detailed information.

Is this included in any materia medica??

dr. mahfooz
Mahfoozurrehman last decade
Botanical Name : Family Name : Scrophulariaceae
Common Name : Herpestis Monnieria, Thyme Leaved Gratiola, Brahmi
Part Used : Whole Plant



Brahmi (Hydrocotyle asiatica)

Properties and Uses: According to Ayurvedic traditions, Brahmi is a nervine tonic and rejuvenative with a special action on the blood circulation in the brain. It is used to treat nervous disorders, senility, insanity, epilepsy, stuttering, and memory loss, and it helps increase intelligence, and awakens the crown chakra. It stimulates the immune system, and is reputed to increase longevity and reverse premature aging. It is also used to treat hair loss, especially as an oil applied externally.

Brahmi is also an excellent blood purifier and alterative, with healing action upon the skin and all tissues. It is useful in ulcers, burns, abscesses, venereal diseases such as syphyllis, and chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is a cooling febrifuge, and is used to treat child dysentery, infantile diarrhea, and enlargement of the glands. It is a 'Pitta pacifying' and 'sattvic' herb which is also used to treat rheumatism, and an emmenagogue useful in amenorrhea. It is also a mild diuretic, and appears as an ingredient commonly in Rasayana compounds.



This clears the confusion.

Hydrocotyle Asiatica, Bacopa Monnieri, Pennywort - Indian, Brahmi, Nir-brahmi

Botanical Name : Hydrocotyle Asiatica, Bacopa Monnieri
English Name : Pennywort - Indian
Hindi Name : Brahmi, Nir-brahmi
Sanskrit Name : Brahmi and Mandukparni

In Ayurvedic literature both the plants – Bacopa Monnieri and Hydrocotyle Asiatica are known as Brahmi and both have been used as Ayurvedic medicinal herb for the similar properties.

Bacopa Monnieri is a weed, which grows in marshy land. This is found in many parts of the world. While, Hydrocotyle Asiatica is an herb native to India and Australia.

Bacopa Monnieri is a member of Scrophulariaceae plant family. This is a small, succulent creeping aquatic herb, rooting at the nodes. The leaves are opposite, decussate, sessile, fleshy and blackdotted. The flowers bloom in January to May; the color of the flower is pale blue or white.

Hydrocotyle asiatica is a member of Apeaceae plant family. This is a small creeping herb. The stem is slender, rooting at the nodes. The leaves are 1 to 4 from each node. The flowers bloom in May to November. The flowers are pink in color.


In Ayurvedic literature, both the herbs are known as Brahmi. Actually Pennywort – Indian is known as Brahmi and Bacopa monnieri is known as Jal- Brahmi or Nir- Brahmi. Both the types are used as very good nerve tonic and sedative with very good effect on stress. Extracts of leaves are used in Hair tonic preparations. Leaves are useful as Ayurvedic Medicinal Herb.


gavinimurthy last decade
This is copied from Materia Medica, Dr.William Boerick

Indian Pennywort

Curative in disorders that exhibit interstitial inflammation and cellular proliferation in any part. Hypertrophy and induration of connective tissue. Has considerable reputation in leprosy and lupus, when there is no ulceration. The skin symptoms are very important. Of great use in ulceration of womb. Difficulty in maintaining the upright posture. Very copious perspiration. Pains of cervical cancer.

Face.--Pain in left cheek-bones and about orbits.

Female.--Pruritus of vagina. Inflammation of neck of bladder. Heat within vagina. Granular ulceration of womb. Profuse leucorrhœa. Dull pain in ovarian region. Cervical redness.

Skin.--Dry eruptions. Great thickening of epidermoid layer and exfoliation of scales. Psoriasis gyrate, on trunk and extremities, palms and soles. Pustules on chest. Circular spots, with scaly edges. Intolerable itching, especially of soles. Profuse sweat. Syphilitic affections. Acne. Leprosy. Elephantiasis (Ars). Lupus non-exedens.

Relationship.--Compare: Elæis-South American Palm--(scleroderma, elephantiasis, leprosy, skin thickened, itching and hardened. Anæsthesia). Hura; Trychnos Gaultheriana (bites of serpents, ulcers and cutaneous affections generally); Hoang-Nan. Chaulomoogra oil from seed of Taraktogenos; Hydrast; Arsenic; Aurum; Sepia.

Dose.--First to sixth potency.
mazharmhm last decade
Gotu kola (Hydrocotyle asiatica)As a brain tonic, it is said to aid intelligence and memory. It is also thought to strengthen the ... Latin Names: Centella asiatica, Hydrocotyle asiatica ...



Dear Mazhar

I love to share information. Hydrocotyle Asiatica is used in aurveda/herbal medicine too.The method of preperation is likely to be different from that of the homeopathic mother tincture.

As we are aware the medicinal properties exhibited by the crude substance are very likely to be different when they are used in potencies. We have many examples, the best being Nat.mur.

The Brahmi Q which you are refering to as available in Indian homeopathic pharmacies is very likely to be Hydrocotyle Asiatica.

Let me see whether I get any mention of Bacopa monniera being used in homeopathy.

gavinimurthy last decade
Quote Mazhar

As far as Aethusa Cyn. is concerned we use it in case of small children's dysentry or vomiting of small babies. its characteristic symptom is anguish, crying and ill at ease, vomits after taking milk.


The above is the well known aspect of Aethusa. But Aethusa also helps for problems with memory.

Boericke: Inability to think, to fix the attention. Brain fag.

Clarke is more explicit.

'One very characteristic symptom is: Inability to think or fix the attention. Guided by this symptom I once gave it to an undergraduate preparing for an examination, with complete success. He had been compelled to give up his studies, but was able to resume them, and passed a brilliant examination.'

There is a lot of discussion on this remedy as related to memory in GV's 'talks on classical homeopathy' too.

Tyler's drug pictures too mention it.

gavinimurthy last decade
Dear Sir

What we do research and use for memory enhancer is Bacopa only and not the Hydrocotyle at our Institute.

In homeopathic pharmacy there is mention of both Brahmi(Indian medicine) and Hydrocotyle A. as two separate medicine and not one and the same.
mazharmhm last decade
Boericke talks about a different Brahmi. (caesalpinia bonducella) in his book

New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory.

Clinical: Impaired memory; Whooping cough

It is mostly used as a tonic for absent mindedness and for a short and weak memory. It is also used for whooping cough.

Dose: Mother tincture.


gavinimurthy last decade
Dear Mazhar

You are right. Both Brahmi and Hydrocotyle are available as mother tinctures. I found it out just now.

However in aurvedic preperations Hydrocotyle too is called as Brahmi and used for memory problems as the various references I gave point out to.

gavinimurthy last decade
This is from CCRH itself.

Hydrocotyle asiatica

Hydrocotyle asiatica Linn.
Common Name : Thankuni
Sanskrit : Nandukparni
Hindi : Brahma manduki
English : Indian pennywort
Family : Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

It is a weed generally found all over India. It is known to be a remedy of great repute by Hindu Physicians from ancient times in increasing memory, leprosy, skin diseases, eczema, psoriasis and elephantiasis.

Homoeopathic uses

Dr. Boileau was the first to prove this drug and subsequently CCRH has also proved this drug. Following symptoms have been verified.

Skin disorders
Psoriasis - Psoriatic eruptions with thickening of skin after scratching. There is disinclination to do any work.
Eczema - Eczematous eruptions with itching (with blackish discoloration). Itching worse at night with sticky exudation.

Thickening of epidermoid layer with itching.

Urticaria - Itching < heat & > cold application.

Apthous stomatitis - Aphthae with profuse salivation (worse from eating). Tongue - coated.

Weakness of memory - This medicine has been found to increase the memory.




See the last para regarding memory.

gavinimurthy last decade
It is possible that the Brahmi we are talking about can be prepared from any one of the three bases seen so far. All are said to improve the memory.

Which company uses which one as the ingredient for its Brahmi is the million dollar question now.

gavinimurthy last decade
Boericke talks about a different Brahmi. (caesalpinia bonducella) in his book

Its common name is NATA in Boericks last page Appendix indian drugs page ix.

mazharmhm last decade

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