Gotu Kola is an herbaceous perennial, hailed as the herb of longevity. It belongs to the family Apiaceae and is a predominant plant in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine system.
The plant is inter-connected via green or reddish-green, slender stems. The leaves are small, bearing smooth texture. The flowers of Gotu Kola grow in the form of clusters and pose white or sometimes crimson colors.
The Earth is a treasure house for the plants that impart various medicinal benefits. Gotu Kola is a bit interesting plant because of its peculiar name. In TCM, it is cheered as the fountain of life as it can serve benefits against even the deadliest of diseases. Gotu Kola helps with supports healthy blood circulation and guards against the development of cardiovascular diseases. Gotu kola not only supports the law of longevity, but it also helps us connect to the intelligence by interlinking our neurons for reducing memory loss.
Moreover, Gotu Kola has expertise in treating diarrhea, syphilis, gastric ulcer, hepatitis, epilepsy, fever, asthma, and varicose veins.
The biologically active ingredients of Gotu Kola include Asiatic acid, asiaticoside A, asiaticoside B, and madecassic acid. All these together bring about the white magic and give Gotu Kola the taste for culinary uses and pharmacological benefits for medicinal uses.