The health benefits offered by Gotu kola include, among others, accelerating wound healing, improving skin health, increasing cognitive skills, alleviating anxiety-related nervous disorders, treating respiratory problems, cleansing the body, protecting the heart and supporting the circulatory system.
Gotu kola - Asian pennywort
It is highly probable that you have not had contact with this inconspicuous plant so far. Nothing lost yet! In the articles below, we will show you a number of health benefits that this little-known herb is able to bestow on you.
Gotu kola, or the Asian pennywort, has been used in traditional medicine in India, China and Africa for centuries. In the scientific literature, however, it appears under the Latin name Centella asiatica. It grows in wet, humid and warm areas (climate is definitely tropical). Blooms with tiny flowers of white or pale pink. However, the most important part of the plant are its leaves with a characteristic, round shape, reminiscent of small clouds.
In addition to medical use, gotu kola is also a frequent visitor in oriental cuisine. It is added to salads, soups. Also, liquors are made of Gotu Kola.
Stems and leaves of the gotu kola can be used alone as a medicine or with the addition of leaf extract, which is characterized by the highest concentration of all active ingredients in the Kola. You can also make gels, creams, capsules, ointments and other forms from it to treat almost any ailment, from anxiety disorders to cardiovascular diseases. The high concentration of unique triterpenoid compounds (also known as saponins) that can be found in it is responsible for its powerful healing properties.