Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) commonly known as centella is a small, slender, low-growing perennial, creeping herb from the Apiaceae family of plants. It is also known as Spadeleaf, Indian pennywort, Tiger’s Herb.
Gotu kola is an ancient medicinal herb and has been a staple natural remedy for centuries. Historically, it has been used for everything from promoting lactation to treating herpes, as well as a myriad of other conditions. In addition to its medicinal effects, gotu kola was also respected in India and China for its ability to enhance spirituality. In fact, many still refer to it as the “Herb of Enlightenment.” Today, while gotu kola remains a prominent part of many traditional Asian cuisines, people from around the globe appreciate it for its potent health-promoting properties.
It’sffound in tropical areas. It is used as a culinary vegetable and as medicinal herb. It has been called “the fountain of life” because legend has it that an ancient Chinese herbalist lived for more than 200 years as a result of taking gotu kola. This ayurvedic medicinal plant is used as buddhi-vardhak or the enhancer of Intellect and wisdom. It is great for intellect and wisdom because the leaves have a strong closeness to the human brain. For centuries, the leaves and stems have been used as a natural remedy treats everything from depression to gastric ulcers.
Gout koala is highly regarded in medicine as a brain and longevity. It is great for memory/intelligence boost.
Gotu Kola also helps fight Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Pyschatric disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and Wound healing Trauma.