Bacopa is a brain-health herb very similar to gotu kola. In India, both herbs are commonly known as “brahmi,” meaning “god-like.” Bacopa is commonly used in Southern India, and gotu kola in Northern India. Both herbs aid in memory, focus, learning, concentration and overall brain function. Bacopa has been used to treat symptoms of psychological and neurological conditions such as depression, addiction, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Parkinson’s, dementia, mania, and epilepsy. Bacopa is also useful in recovery from nervous exhaustion, stress and debility related to unbalanced vata, especially when combined with ashwagandha and bala.