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  Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst.
  Family Name : Plantaginaceae

  Common Names : Smooth Water Hyssop, Herb of Grace, Brahmi

 
Smooth Water Hyssop,Herb of Grace,Brahmi
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Aquatic & Hydrophyte, Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Africa, Asia, Americas, Australasia, the Carribeans
      Native Habitat :
      Aquatic
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal, Temperate
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Emersed aquatic herb with creeping stems
      Foliage: Leaves small, 0.3-0.5 cm wide, 1-1.5cm long. 
      Flowers: Flowers white
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Medicinal
      [Others]:  Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for pscyhosis, epilepsy and mental disorders. In Cuban folk medicine, the plant is also used in the treatment of rheumatism.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Waterlogged Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Marsh / Bog, Aquarium / Aquascape
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Marsh Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Invasive / Potentially Invasive
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      White
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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