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Description

Gotu kola, Hydrocotyl asiatica

Gotu kola is a perennial plant native to India, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the South Pacific. It is a member of the carrot family, Apiaceae, and has small fan-shaped green leaves that are used as medicine.

Gotu Kola is a widely distributed herb and known as the ultimate brain food. With its mild and nutty flavor, it actively stimulates brain tissue while aiding in the development of memory. As it grows in nature, the leaf of Gotu Kola resembles our brain, while the stem mimics our spine. This doctrine of signatures shows us Gotu Kola’s affinity for cognitive health, cerebral circulation and enhanced mental function. 

Used throughout history in Chinese Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda, Gotu Kola also exhibits adaptogenic properties, supporting the adrenals and aiding in our ability to ‘adapt’ to new environments, scenarios and situations. In addition, Gotu Kola rebuilds the nervous system, thus aiding in reconditioning our patterns of anxiety and stress and its high nutrient content lends to healthy and radiant skin, hair and nails! Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative herb taken for overall health and longevity. 


USES

  • Strengthens adrenals
  • Increases circulation to the brain
  • Support clarity and memory
  • Reduces stretch marks and scars
  • Treats varicose veins and insufficient venous flow
  • Heals wounds and treats skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
  • Combats fatigue, anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease

qualities

  • Adaptogenic
  • Nervine
  • Bitter
  • Rejuvenative
  • Antibacterial
  • Circulatory stimulant
  • Nourishing and nutritive