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The chronic effects of an extract of Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) on cognitive function in healthy human

The chronic effects of an extract of Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) on cognitive function in healthy human

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    Abstract

    RATIONALE:

    Extracts of Bacopa monniera have been reported to exert cognitive enhancing effects in animals. However, the effects on human cognition are inconclusive.
    OBJECTIVE:

    The current study examined the chronic effects of an extract of B. monniera (Keenmind) on cognitive function in healthy human subjects.
    METHODS:

    The study was a double-blind placebo-controlled independent-group design in which subjects were randomly allocated to one of two treatment conditions, B. monniera (300 mg) or placebo. Neuropsychological testing was conducted pre-(baseline) and at 5 and 12 weeks post drug administration.
    RESULTS:

    B. monniera significantly improved speed of visual information processing measured by the IT task, learning rate and memory consolidation measured by the AVLT (P