Gotta Have Gotu Kola

This is one of my favorite herbs to have in the morning, and is a great plant to learn about. Naturally found in Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Melanesia, New Guinea, and other parts of Asia – this herb enhances the mind. 

Creativity, focus, increased memory, restorative cognitive ability, just name a few of the benefits this herb is said to bring you when ingested. To further break down the benefits, lets look at hoe its been used around the globe. 

In India, it has been mentioned in ancient vedic texts as one of the ingredients in the elixer for eternal life. Daoist texts also mention gotu kola as “brain food”.  

In both countries and across Asia on the whole, Gotu Kola was known as a longevity herb. The Daoist master and herbalist Li Ching-Yuen was, in his time, a famous proponent and user of the plant. Ancient Chinese medical texts report that he died at the ripe age of 256 years old and attribute his longevity in large part to the use of Gotu Kola on a daily basis.

Conscious Lifestyle Magazine

This herb is known as an adaptogen, which is something that positively effects the mind, body, and spirit. Centella asiatica as it is scientifically known, has been studied for its ability to aid in wound healing, as a collagen stimulator and anti-inflammatory. Its used to revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span & concentration, and combat aging. 

Add this to your herbal regimen, and let me know how it works out for you, #passthejay

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