Gotu Kola Herb Powder


Regular price $25.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Gotu Kola Herb Powder
Gotu Kola Herb Powder

Gotu kola is known throughout the Asian world as a potent botanical and a tasty food. It has been utilized for thousands of years in both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda for its properties and for its positive effect on memory and focus.

Gotu kola promotes healthy memory functioning and alertness.

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has been used for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia. It is used in Ayurveda to soothe mental turbulence. It is one of those herbs that is tri-doshic or brings balance to all three of the Ayurvedic body types, vata, pitta, and kapha.

Gotu kola’s ancient use is recorded in the Chinese Shennong Herbal (1st-2ndcentury CE). It is referred to as 'the fountain of life' in China as a legend boasts that a gotu kola-eating herbalist lived for over 200 years. This herb, called 'ji xue cao', is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

It is commonly eaten as a salad green, eaten raw and sold as fresh juice in many Asian countries. Rich in nutrients, gotu kola is a nourishing plant that is sweet and bitter in flavor, and is often eaten in a variety of Asian dishes. A typical dish consists of shredded gotu kola leaves, shallots, lime juice, chili, and coconut flakes.

Gotu kola is known throughout Asia as for its calming effect.

 

HERBAL ACTIONS

 

Tonic, alterative, diuretic, rejuvenative

 

USES AND PREPARATIONS

 

Dried above ground parts as a tea, tincture, ground and encapsulated, or made into a topical application
Fresh above ground parts as a tincture

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

 

Related Products