Herbs known by the name “brahmi” have an affinity for the nervous system and tend to support memory. There are a few different herbs that go by this name, the most commonly known are Bacopa monniera and Centella asiatica. Given that the name “brahmi” is applied to more than one herb, one may be left to wonder, “which is the real brahmi?” Is Bacopa monniera the true brahmi? Or is it gotu kola (Centella asiatica)? This post will compare two of the more widely used herbs that may go by the alias brahmi: bacopa (Bacopa monniera) and gotu kola (Centella asiatica). After reading this post, you will be left with a more clear understanding of bacopa vs gotu kola—where these two plant allies crossover, where they diverge, and why brahmi is an apt name for both. Read the full post on the Herbal Academy blog HERE.