Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)Shredded, 50 g
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Centella asiatica (Gotu kola), fo ti tien orhydrocotyle, is a perennial creeping plant. It is native to large parts of Asia. In Chinese, fo ti tien means 'elixer for a long life'.
Gotu kola has a long history of use. It is mentioned in the Shennong Herbal, compiled in China roughly 2,000 years ago, and has been widely used since 1700 AD.
While quality human evidence on the efficacy of gotu kola is still lacking, gotu kola can now be found worldwide as a component of skin creams, lotions, hair conditioners, shampoos, tablets, drops, ointments, powders, and injections. Gotu kola is not related to the kola nut (Colanut). Gotu kola is not a stimulant and does not contain caffeine.
Effect of gotu kola
Gotu kola has many applications. Some of which are improved memory, better concentration, and a clear mind. It is also very suitable for better learning performance. Gotu Kola is a tonic, which means that you feel the effect only with intense and regular use.
How to use gotu cola
You can make tea with Gotu kola, that can be used as a tonic. Take half a tablespoon of powder dissolved in water.
Alternatively, you can put 30 grams (aprox 1 oz.) of herb in half a liter of boiling water. Let it boil for at least 2 hours on a low fire, keeping the pan covered. Sift it and drink a little cup to begin with.