Name (common): Gotu kola

Botanical name: Centella asiatica

 

General description:

Gotu kola is a creeping plant which is a member of the parsley family. It is native to India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Africa, Australia, China and Indonesia.

 

Functions and general science:

Gotu kola has a long history of use, dating back to ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. In Sri Lanka, it’s been noted that elephants often consume the gotu kola plant, and given the longevity of elephants, it’s been proposed that the plant may hold similar health benefits for humans. Thus, the Sinhalese proverb: "two leaves a day keeps old age away." Gotu kola is known to be a rejuvenating herb. 

 

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.