Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Regular price $12.95

Gotu Kola is a creeping, mounding perennial herb that grows beautifully as a groundcover or as a hanging plant. Other common names are Indian Pennywort or Spadeleaf and it is native to wetland areas of China, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. 

Gotu Kola grows wild in wetland areas and is considered a tropical plant despite hardiness to Zone 7.  It loves moist, fertile soil and is suitable for water gardens.

Gotu Kola contains many active biological compounds and is popular in herbal medicine and dietary supplements.  Extracts of Gotu Kola are purportedly used to aid in wound healing, lower high blood pressure, and improve cognitive function (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). 

Gotu Kola is considered an adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that's in charge of managing your body's hormonal response to stress (Be Well). 

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    How to Grow Gotu Kola

    Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Ground Cover 

    Mature Size: 3-10 in. long and wide

    Soil & Moisture: Loves water! Thrives in wet or poorly drained sandy, clay, or muddy soil conditions. 

    Exposure: Sun, part shade, light shade, deep shade

    Zone Hardiness: 7-11

    Gotu Kola as a Nootropic

    Neurogenesis. Gotu kola stimulates the growth of brain cells. It encourages dendrite branching which boosts brain plasticity and communication between neurons.

    Neuroprotection. Gotu kola protects your brain from toxins and oxidative stress. Studies show it helps protect against heavy metals and food additives which cause brain fog, mood swings and migraines. And it reduces oxidative stress by reducing free radicalsin brain cells.

    Neurotransmitters. Gotu kola helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine. Enhancing mood, cognition, memory and learning. And preventing degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

    (from nootropicsexpert.com)


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