Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu Kola

Balancer used for mental concentration and skin health

Gotu Kola has been used in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, African, Ayurvedic, and Hawaian folk medicine for hundreds of years. It’s now a popular tonic remedy in Western herbalism. This globe-trotting plant is used for overall skin health and to boost circulation. It’s been called “the longevity herb” for its ability to support brain health, memory, and mental focus.

In Southeast Asia, you’ll find it as a yummy ingredient in salads, drinks, curries, and rice dishes. If you see “pennywort” on the menu, you’ll be dining with a plant that Confucius was said to revere.