Bacopa monnieri, also known as Brahmi, is a perennial plant native to India and Sri Lanka. It is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote overall well-being and balance the three doshas. The plant's name, "energy of universal consciousness," reflects its traditional use for supporting mental function. Brahmi has a bitter taste and is said to have a cooling effect. It can be consumed as a tea, taken in extract form, or used topically in oil form.