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Name: Mentat
Synonyms: BR-16A, Mind-care[1]
Trade name: Mentat®(Himalaya Drug Co., India)[2]
Composition: Bacopa monnieri,
Centella asiatica,
Withania somnifera,
Evolvulus alsinoides,
Nardostachys jatamansi,
Valeriana wallichii,
Embelia ribes,
Prunus amygadalus,
Acorus calamus,
Tinospora cordifolia,
Terminalia chebula,
Embilica officinalis,
Celastrus paniculatus,
Orchis mascula,
Mucuna pruriens,
Elettaria pruriens,
Terminalia arjuna,
Foeniculum vulgare,
Ipomoea digitata,
Zingiber officinale,
Terminalia belerica,
Myristica fragrans,
Syzygium aromaticum,
Mukta pishti[3]
Chemical Nature:
& Indications:
Pharmcological Action-
Nootropic in mice[4]
Antianxiolytic and antidepressant in rats[5]
Therapeutic indications-
Preclinical study-
1. Chapter 11. Brahmi: Traditional Botanical Medicine for Cognitive Decline by Calabrese C and Soumyanath A; in : Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential, edited by edited by Carkeet C et al, CRC Press, 2012, page no.208.
2. Ashwagandha ; In : The Complete Book on Jatropha (Bio-Diesel) with Ashwagandha, Stevia, Brahmi & Jatamansi Herbs (Cultivation, Processing & Uses), by NIIR Board of Consultants and Engineers, Asia Pacific Business Press Inc., 2008, page no. 336.
3. 10. Ayurved Siddha Unani Companies and their Products; In :Vol. II of Handbook On Herbal Products (Medicines, Cosmetics, Toiletries, Perfumes) 2 Vols, by NIIR Board, National Institute Of Industrial Re, 2000, page no. 370.
4. Kulkarni SK, Verma A, Evidence for nootropic effect of BR-16A (Mentat), A herbal psychotropic preparation, in mice. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1992 ;36(1):29-34.
5. Bhattacharya SK, Behavioural studies on BR-16A (Mentat), a herbal psychotropic formulation. Indian J Exp Biol. 1994 ;32(1):37-43.