This amazing herb is a native of Ceylon and a revered Ayurvedic herb. It is a slender trailing plant that grows most anywhere in areas of tropical Africa, America, Asia and Australia and supports umbrella like leaves. It is a beloved food of elephants who are known for their longevity and ability to remember. It is not related to cocoa and has no caffeine and is part of the parsley family.
Gotu Kola is a tonic for the brain. It cleanses the blood, stimulates the central nervous system, improves circulation and oxygen uptake by the brain, inspires clarity, better focus and concentration. Those elephants know what they are doing!
Also known to balance hormones; it stimulates the pituitary gland and thyroid. Clinical studies have proven that this herb is good for the skin and is a tissue rejuvenator. It speeds healing of all types of wounds including burns, ulcers and surgical incisions. It deters scarring and keloid formation. Scientists don't know how or why Gotu Kola heals and regenerates body tissue but somehow helps the body's production of connective building blocks such as chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid.
**People on prescription drugs for depression, high blood pressure or high cholesterol should have a Physician's approval before ingesting this herb.