Ayurveda/Bacopa/Brahmi

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Hi Dr. Joshi,
I am a 47 year old female and have recently been feeling a lot of brain fog, short term memory issues, and depression/low motivation. I would like to take bacopa and was wondering if you are familiar with which brands are the best and what dosage is recommended? It is very confusing in terms of recommended mgs and % of bacocides. Any advise would be very appreciated. Thanks

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Namaste Josie

In ayurveda we don't recommend extract of herbs because mostly they remove the active ingredients and leave rest of the components which actually might be very effective to carry the required known function of the herb.
I will advice you to take plain powder or Whole and pure herb only. Dose can be 3-5 gms of the powder if its fortified according to Ayurveda then dose is 2-3 tabs or just look for the company s recommendation.  

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Dr Meenakshi Joshi is an expert in Ayurveda, Herbal medicine, Panchkarma, Ksharsutra and life style management.All sorts of queries regarding physical health , mental health, herbs,natural medicine, detoxification,pregnancy care, child care, geriatric , infertility and related issues are welcome.

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Dr Meenakshi Joshi is in the field of natural healing and Ayurveda since 18 years. http://drmeenakshijoshi.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html http://www.ayurvedaconsultants.com/adgolden.aspx?ivalue=1019 http://ayurveda.vedichealers.com/2011/06/dr-meenakshi-joshi.html http://www.artemishospital.in/profile.php?folder_name=meenakshijoshi http://www.allthingshealing.com/Martial-Arts/Winter-Skin-Care/9793

Organizations
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon Vedic Healers, New Delhi and Gurgaon Shiajyo Inarsin Budhist Trust AMDA (Association of Medical Doctors of Asia)

Publications
Hindustan Times. Dainik Jagran, CCIM magazine, India Today (women)

Education/Credentials
A Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). PG PPHC in preventive health care from Apollo hospitals, PG CPK from Kasturba Medical College Manipal in panchkarma and ksharsutra. Aromatherapy course from FFDC Fragrance and Flavor Development council Kannauj and RTC ministry of SSI.

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