Gotu kola, regarded in China as one of the “miracle elixirs of life” has also been an important part of Ayurvedic medicine as a tool for increasing psychic sensitivity and rejuvenating the spirit. It is believed to heighten mental facilities and strengthen the immune system. Gotu kola is a safe and effective herb that is believed to increase memory and carry blood and oxygen to the brain. It has other health benefits such as increasing the body’s ability to deal with stress and enhancing the immune system.
India, Sri Lanka
Dried foliage or powder form
wound healing, sedative, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, adaptogenic, cognitive enhancer, antioxidant, neuroprotective, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, immunostimulant, cardioprotective, antiviral antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal
asiaticoside, centelloside, madecassoside, asiatic acid, triterpenoid saponins, flavonoids, flavones
1 to 5 grams can be made into a tea and steeped in boiled water for 3-5 minutes. Gotu kola is known for its benefits to cognition and encourages a relaxed state of mind.
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