Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine

Mentat (Tablets & Syrup) Benefits, Uses & Dosage

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

Ingredient 5 ml Syrup Contains
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri 144 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica 70 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera 52 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides 52 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi 52 mg
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii 50 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes 50 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus 50 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus 42 mg
Amla – Emblica officinalis 36 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula 36 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia 36 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus 32 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum 32 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens) 1.8 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum 1.8 mg
ArjunaTerminalia Arjuna 1.8 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare 1.8 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata 1.8 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula 1.8 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale 1.4 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica 1.4 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans 1.4 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum 1 mg

Mentat DS Syrup (Sugar Free) Composition

Ingredient 5 ml Syrup Contains
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri 288 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica 140 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera 104 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides 104 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi 104 mg
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii 100 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes 100 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus 100 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus 84 mg
Amla – Emblica officinalis 72 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula 72 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia 72 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus 64 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum 64 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens) 3.6 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum 3.6 mg
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) 3.6 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare 3.6 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata 3.6 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula 3.6 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale 2.8 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica 2.8 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans 2.8 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum 2 mg

Mentat Tablets Composition

Ingredient Each Tablet Contains
Extracts of Following herbs
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri 136 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica 70 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera 52 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides 52 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi 52 mg
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii 50 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes 50 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus 50 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus 42 mg
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis 36 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula 36 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia 36 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus 32 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum 32 mg
Powders of Following herbs
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri 80 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens) 18 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum 18 mg
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) 18 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare 18 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata 18 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula 18 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale 14 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica 14 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans 14 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum 10 mg
Mukta Pishti 3 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


  • 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)



Mentat Syrup 1 Teaspoon *
Mentat Tablet 1 Tablet *
Mentat DS Syrup 1/2 Teaspoon *


Mentat Syrup 2 Teaspoons *
Mentat Tablet 2 Tablets *
Mentat DS Syrup 1 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.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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  1. How can I be able to get the Mentat syrup for a 5yr old back here in Kenya it’s not available.

    1. hi its is available at a shop named kunj in skymall plaza which is next to diamond plaza in nairobi.

  2. Does Mentat Syrup improve concentration and attention in children? How much time will it take to show positive results?

  3. I am taking 2 mentat tablets at a time while go to bed and with meal. Is it right?

  4. How long do you continue to take it? I am considering it for my 9 yr old daughter newly Dx with ADHD and myself as well, simply for memory enhancement and stress. I see the two different dosages but I do not see anything about the length of time to take.

    1. The duration of treatment with Mentat in ADHD should be at least 6 months and 3 months for memory enhancement and stress, or continued till complete relief. It can be used for a long-term without any problem even for years.

  5. Good day we are three different people which take Mentat. All three of us started having headaches after taking the tablet. Is this a side effect?

    1. Generally, this does not happen with Mentat in many individuals. However, Bacopa Monnieri, main ingredient in it, may cause headache when the dosage exceed from 250 mg of its extract. Therefore, you may need to stop Mentat for several days and then start again with One Tablet twice daily to minimize its side effects.

    1. Many ingredients in Mentat are anti-epileptic, anticonvulsant, and nervine tonic. However, the effects of Mentat in epilepsy may not be enough potent to work alone without any other antiepileptic medicine, but it significantly reduces the frequency of seizures.

  6. I am 28 years old men, currently i am taking Himlaya Confido. Is there any problem with taking combination of Confido and Mentat. And i would to know exact dosage as well

    Thank You

  7. Can I take Mentat with Prexum (Perindopril) for high blood pressure and I also use Simvastatin for high cholesterol?

    1. There is no reliable information available for any interaction between Mentat and Perindopril or Simvastatin. Keep 3 hours precautionary gab between ayurvedic and allopathic medicines.

  8. Sir, my grandmother aged 80 above. She is suffering from urine incontinence, vertigo, fluctuation of BP, irritation in ears, general debility, anorexia, insomnia, and attention fluctuation. I’m also a Unani Physician. I think she is in senile dementia. All other vitals are normal.
    I want to start Mentat with Piracetam (allopathic cognitive enhancer) 800mg BID. Will it be better for her?

    1. Mentat is helpful for treating senile dementia. It provides a cognitive boost and reduces symptoms such as anorexia, insomnia, and fluctuating attention. Moreover, it improves mood, behaviour, and memory. It is beneficial for reducing or stopping the progress of dementia. It improves oxygen level and nutrient supply to the brain, which helps to prevent degeneration of the brain cells.

      There is no reliable evidence available for any interaction between Mentat and Piracetam. Just keep 3 hours gap between these for a precautionary purposes.

      Animal study suggests Mentat and Piracetam both have similar effects and exerts nootropic action and improve memory and learning. (Reference)

  9. My son is 5.5 years old. I have him on Mentat pills for ±1 month. Are the pills or the syrup better for ADHD treatment at 5 years? Should he drink it every day (including weekends) or is there supposed to be a break? He is VERY busy, what should his dosage be?

  10. I am 30 years male. Since last two years, I could not focus things properly feeling hazy and dizziness and also heavy feeling, and slight strain in neck.

    1. Mentat does not form a habit. It can be continued until you get complete relief from the symptoms or disease. Most of the patients get relief within 3 to 6 months of its regular use in most of the cases in which it is indicated.

  11. If Mentat assists with sleep, how can a child take it and go to school and do his normal activities?

    1. Mentat does not act like a sedative to induce sleep, but it treats the underlying causes of insomnia, which include stress, anxiety, depression, etc. So, it is used for the treatment of sleeplessness, but not for inducing sleep directly. It does not affect normal sleep. A child can take it and do his/her normal works/activities as usual.

  12. My son is on Mentat for 2 weeks now. He is 11 years. He battles to concentrate. I don’t see any improvement. We take 2 tablets a day. How long to we wait to see any improvement.

  13. I am 51 years old. Take Toplep for migraines which makes me depressed. But use methylphenidate to concentrate during the day as toplep makes me forget. Came across Mentat the other day and found it to work the first day. So I stopped Methylphenidate for now and am going to finish this bottle now. I am impressed. Cause it realy helps this black feeling inside. Im talking serious black feelings are lifted. Thanks to my Lord that led me to it. Regards

  14. I would like to use Syrup Mentat for my 11 Yrs child who is poor in studies. Can this Syrup help him to improve is level of studies as he cannot remember much.
    Also I have another child of 5 yrs who is average in studies. Can I give to him also.
    Please suggest.

  15. Dear Doc

    I am considering giving my kids aged 7 and 10 mentant syrup/ tablets. Let’s say i decide to stop them after sometime, are they any side effects?
    As for me I easily forget anything, am also deciding to take mentant, is it going to help me?

  16. my son is 3 years experiencing developmental delay in all of his areas. mri , hearing and eye assessments have been performed showing all normal results. his doctor advised that he has condition Global developmental delay with no known cause for his delay. his doctor also advised we put him on mentat and septalin. he has been taking them for over 6 months and has stopped. I have however noticed restlessness fear and he has become very clingy. can this be effects of him stopping the medication? if products are herbal why is he showing these withdrawal systems and side effects from him stopping? thank you

  17. can i give mentat to my 6 and 8 year olds just to help boost concentration

  18. Sir I am a 24 yr old student preparing for my p.g examination and my mother preffered mentat for me as I’ve heard it’s good for memory enhancement
    But I have some doubts that in allopathy medicine mostly the antidepressants and antiaxiety drugs causes severe hair loss

    So just want to confirm does the mentat have the same side effects ???

  19. Hi,
    My 10 year old Son has been taking Bacopa 250mg bacopa extract and 500mg bacopa powder (1 tablet) and he has become very emotional. Crying over tiny things that he never did before. But his memory is improving. He has been taking it for 4 weeks now. He has ADHD. I wonder if anyone knows of a way to counteract the emotional side of bacopa? Or would this syrup and it’s other ingredients help to counteract the emotional side of bacopa?

  20. good morning.
    im staying in malaysia. my daughter have epilepsy problem. she is 2years old now. can i give her mentat syrup himalaya? how i want to buy this medicine in malaysia. im staying in johor, malaysia.

  21. good morning.
    im staying in malaysia. my daughter have epilepsy problem. she is 2years old now. she is taking epilim syrup medicine every 2times per day since februari 2017. can i give her mentat syrup himalaya for her epilepsy problem? how i want to buy this medicine in malaysia. im staying in johor, malaysia.

  22. am taking Neurobion / supradyn / CCM / pantocid 1tab each daily after gastrobanding surgery
    Also 2/3 tabs of liv52 as am daily drinker. What other natural substitute for above drugs or addition can be done in your expert view??

    1. Please I am in Nigeria and I need Mentat for my 4 year old son. Please where can I get mentat in Nigeria.

      Please this is very urgent.

  23. My 2 yr old baby is not talking much. So his ped suggests this syrup. Is it safe for the baby of this age? Is it helpful?

  24. My 14 years old son is having a hard time sitting in class, and constantly moving. Is mentat tbe right thing for him? Or is there something alse that can fit better? If it is, should he been taking an adult doses or kids?
    Also my 5 years old wet her bed. How much and when should she take mentat?

  25. I’m Khan can I give. Mentat to my 3years old son .. as he is very naughty ….or should I avoid it

  26. I’m taking tablets for anxiety and depression and bipolar disorder (lithium) and (olanazapine) does taking mentat affect my regular dosage of tablets anyhow?

  27. Good day Sir,
    I have headache problem as per doctor consultation I started Mentat for Migraine diseases, is its right?

  28. Can I take this 3 times a day without a supervisor? for the fast result? 17 yrs old.

  29. Is it OK to take all these 4 medicines (mentat, brahmi, geriforte, septilin) at the same time ?

    Your input regarding this will be highly appreciable.

  30. It (mentat ds syrup) creates acidity to me when taken after 30 minutes of meal. So, when should it be taken for not having side effects?

    1. You can take it immediately after meal or in between meal. If still it is causing acidity, you need to reduce its dosage or should stop it.

  31. Is it control sexual thought? My mind is not concentrate to any work and any other things.

    1. Mentat can help to make your mind stronger and improves nervine functions. The other things and control over thoughts also require putting some energy doing good things and practicing diverting attention to other things. Diverting thoughts and mind is only way to get rid of these thoughts. In fact, you also require practice concentrating to your work.

  32. My 1.3 years old can’t focus on one thing. He has eating and sleeping disorder from birth. He is overactive child. He has problem of acid reflection till his 4th month. Can I give mentat to make him calm?

  33. Hello Dr.
    My son 3.8 years old has speech problem. He can’t construct sentences as we do or as his age group children do. He goes to Lkg and there also doesn’t obey his teachers. He is like very aggressive and stubborn. He is not ready to sit in one place nor ready to read or write. Despite he knows reading and writing (basic words). He has difficulty in understanding the language.
    Please advise me the right medicine and dosages.
    I would be really grateful.

  34. I’m suffering from OCD (hygiene and cleanliness) for the past 7 yrs. For past 2 yrs, it has got worst. Can mentat help in this and how much should be taken. I’m 38yrs old.

  35. Please advise how long does it take for Mentat to ”kick-in”?
    Can Mentat cause negative side effects like restlessness, fear and being clingy? This has suddenly developed over the past month of my child taking Mentat? His teacher says he has low attention span, talks to much, fidgets, and is disruptive to other pupils. Must I increase the daily dose?

    1. Mentat may take up to 3 months to provide good results.
      You don’t need to increase its dosage, you should give dosage as per instructions given the physician.

  36. If used epilex chrono 300 for more than 30 years. Can I use mentat? Tonic on it.

    1. There is no relevant information available for drug interactions of mentat. For precautionary purposes, keep 3 hours gab between allopathic medicines and mentat.

  37. Dear Sir,
    Can Mentat help in sleep disorders?
    I tried Himalaya Tagara but couldn’t tolerate it. I suffer occasional sleeplessness.

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