Mentat (Tablets & Syrup) is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine used for enhancing neurological functions, improving cognitive functions and increasing memory.

The Himalaya Drug Company manufactures Mentat and it is available in wide range of dosage form such as tablets, DS tablets, syrup, DS syrup, Sugar free Syrup, Mentat sugar free DS syrup.

Mentat syrup is commonly given to children for improving memory and learning skills and treating bed-wetting. Mentat improves short-term memory as well as long-term memory. It also improves learning ability by enhancing attention span in children. Further, it is also beneficial for children with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and other behavior problems.

Mentat exercises anti-depressant and anxiolytic action in the body. Regular use of Mentat helps to reduce hyper-excitation of neurons that commonly found in anxiety and stress disorders. Further, it reduces mental fatigue and over-work related mental stress.

Ingredients (Composition)

There is a slight composition difference in Mentat variants. Here are ingredients for your reference for each.

Mentat Syrup Composition

Ingredient5 ml Syrup Contains
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri144 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica70 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera52 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides52 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi52 mg
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii50 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes50 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus50 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus42 mg
Amla – Emblica officinalis36 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula36 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia36 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus32 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum32 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens)1.8 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum1.8 mg
ArjunaTerminalia Arjuna1.8 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare1.8 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata1.8 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula1.8 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale1.4 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica1.4 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans1.4 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum1 mg

Mentat DS Syrup (Sugar Free) Composition

Ingredient5 ml Syrup Contains
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri288 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica140 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera104 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides104 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi104 mg
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii100 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes100 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus100 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus84 mg
Amla – Emblica officinalis72 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula72 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia72 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus64 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum64 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens)3.6 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum3.6 mg
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)3.6 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare3.6 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata3.6 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula3.6 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale2.8 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica2.8 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans2.8 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum2 mg

Mentat Tablets Composition

IngredientEach Tablet Contains
Extracts of Following herbs
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri136 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica70 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera52 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides52 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi52 mg
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii50 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes50 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus50 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus42 mg
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis36 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula36 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia36 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus32 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum32 mg
Powders of Following herbs
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri80 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens)18 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum18 mg
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)18 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare18 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata18 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula18 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale14 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica14 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans14 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum10 mg
Mukta Pishti3 mg

These herbs and minerals are commonly used in ayurvedic medicine for enhancing memory and brain power.

Medicinal Properties

Mentat has following therapeutic properties.

  1. Neuro-protective
  2. Anxiolytic
  3. Antidepressant
  4. Adaptogenic
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Cholinesterase Inhibitor
  7. Dopaminergic neuroprotective
  8. Endogenous monoamine oxidase inhibitor

Therapeutic Indications

Mentat has following indications.

Memory and learning disorders

  • Attention fluctuations
  • Concentration impairment
  • Language and learning disability

Behavior disorders

  • Hyperkinetic states
  • Asocial behavior
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Temper tantrums
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • ADHD – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Others

  • Anxiety
  • Stress disorders
  • Mental fatigue
  • Senile dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease (as an adjuvant)
  • Parkinson’s disease (as supportive therapy)
  • Epilepsy (as supportive therapy)
  • Post stroke aphasia (as supportive therapy)

Dosage

Children

Mentat Syrup1 Teaspoon *
Mentat Tablet1 Tablet *
Mentat DS Syrup1/2 Teaspoon *

Adults

Mentat Syrup2 Teaspoons *
Mentat Tablet2 Tablets *
Mentat DS Syrup1 Teaspoon *

* Twice daily

The dosage may be modulated according to the health condition and severity of the symptoms. Generally, chronic condition may require higher dosage.

Caution & Side Effects

Mentat syrup, Mentat DS syrup and Mentat tablets are LIKELY SAFE in most people within the recommended dosage. There is no adverse reaction observed with Mentat range.

Special Precaution

Mentat may increase general anesthesia influence on the body, so it should not be taken at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery. In epileptic patients, using Mentat may decrease the dosage requirement of other antiepileptic drugs, so therapeutic drug monitoring is recommended.