In India , this plant is called Brahmi derived from the word Brahma ( the creator god of the Hindu pantheon ) and has an excellent reputation as a stimulant cognition . The ancient writings ayurveda recommended for the treatment of various emotional states that affect the intellect or the central nervous system : anxiety, knowledge or concentration, depression , convulsions , neurological disorders . With many studies in India and Australia, Bacopa is used in the treatment of hyperactive children with ADHD . The results showed that after 12 weeks of treatment with the extract improved data processing speed , the learning ability and memory of patients, and simultaneously decreased their anxiety . Many studies also show that Bacopa can improve cognitive abilities and memory of students.