Gotu kola



Scientific name: Centella asiatica

Family: Apiaceae

Origin: Asia

Medicinal use: The fresh plant and its extracts have healing, antiulcer, psychoneurological, contraceptive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emmenagogue, angiogenic, antiproliferative, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and antimutagenic properties. Steroids isolated from the plant have been used to treat leprosy. Herbologists know of a longevity factor that the ‘Vitamin X of youth’ plant has for the brain and endocrine glands’.