From this week's newsletter:
One of the most amazing brain-enhancing herbs I have ever come across is Brahmi, or bacopa monnieri. This is not to be confused with another amazing herb gotu kola, also sometimes known as Brahmi.
Bacopa monnieri can repair damaged neural tissue, swiftly and noticeably improve short-term memory and even help you relax and sleep more deeply at night. Brahmi protects the neural system rather than stimulating it. A pleasant way to take it is in drinks such as teas, chocolate drinks and juices. For many people it seems to increase mental power quite radically and quickly. It does this in a sustainable way. As an Ayurvedic herb, it has been used in India for centuries.