Keep forgetting where you put your keys? Maybe you need Gotu Kola!
Also known as Asian Pennywort, this is a very versatile herb. It is native to China, Japan, Indonesia and other Asian countries where it likes to grow in wetlands. It has been used medicinally in these countries for thousands of years, incurring a somewhat legendary status. In fact, one legend says that Gotu Kola is the reason elephants have such good memories.
There may be some truth in this legend because Gotu Kola has been shown to enhance memory in many studies. It appears to work on a molecular level, improving the brain’s ability to create long-term memories. This property means it has been extensively researched in Alzheimer’s and other cognitive issues in the elderly population. It has had impressive results.
Gotu Kola also helps to improve blood circulation and has been successfully used to treat people with issues in this area.
Gotu Kola can also be used topically. It has been shown to speed up the healing of wounds and boost collagen production. This means it is a popular natural remedy for issues like dermatitis and eczema.
- Memory boosting
- Blood circulation
- skin healing