Scientific name: Centella Asiatica
Native to: Asia
Description: A small plant with kidney-shaped leaves and purple flowers and fruits, very similar to Fo Ti Tien. It is also used externally to treat wounds.
Active substance(s): Asiaticoside
Effect: Gotu Kola is a tonic that increases energy and stamina, improves brain functions and mental state. It rejuvenates and clears the body of toxins. Long-term regular use also calms the nerves and improves digestion. Can even be a mild aphrodisiac.
Preparation: Leaves should be dried, powdered and then solved in cold or hot water.
Dosage: Half a teaspoon of powder daily.