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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

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

Adults

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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