Gotu Kola plants - organic

Gotu Kola plants - organic
Stress & heart support, mental alertness & memory, sleep, nervous system, varicose veins & circulation, wounds, ulcers, scarring, liver and kidney health.
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Called the “herb of longevity,” Gotu Kola is a staple in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine. It is highly regarded in India, perhaps as one of the most spiritual of all herbs.

It is considered to be one of the best herbs for anxiety, promoting clarity, focus, and a peaceful, calm nature. Because it is a rejuvenative nervine, it is often recommended for balancing the nervous system.
Gotu Kola leaf & root contain key constituents that help the body to increase focus and mental clarity & alertness and a sound memory.

Daily ingestion of gotu kola keeps the mind fresh and promotes longevity and vitality. In Southeast Asia, gotu kola has long been credited as the source of elephants’ long life spans and exceptional memories.

It also supports the health of skin, hair, and nails: Gotu kola is great for stimulating collagen. Not only that, it also protects your skin from free radicals and UV rays.

Gotu kola has long been used to heal wounds, both internally and topically. Once famous for its use in treating leprosy in India, gotu kola is used today by herbalists to treat burns, minimize scarring, heal wounds & ulcers, and promote tissue repair after injury or surgery, such as sprains, bone breaks & bruising.

Along with gotu kola’s wound-healing properties, it’s also applied topically to mollify a variety of skin conditions, including insect bites, seborrheic dermatitis, cold sores, eczema, psoriasis, and dry, irritated skin.

Because Gotu kola supports healthy connective tissue, it also supports blood vessel strength and integrity as well as normal circulation of blood.  So it can be helpful for heart health as well as varicose veins.

Spiritually: Gotu Kola is said to develop the crown chakra which is the energy center at the top of the head and to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which the leaf is said to resemble.

How to use: Simply add the leaves to salads or sandwiches, or fresh green juices. Gotu Kola is also high in vitamin C!
Crush it finely to make a poultice for wounds, or make a tea with the fresh leaves.

Growing conditions: Gotu kola prefers moist soils with good drainage. If your soil is compacted or clayey, add finished compost, coarse sand, or pine bark fines. In milder climates, you can grow gotu kola in full sun, as long as the soil stays relatively moist.

In hotter climates, plant gotu kola in part shade; preferably with morning sun and afternoon shade.

All our herbs are organically grown in a recycled or compostable pot.