Updated: Jun 13, 2019
aka Centella asiatica, commonly known as centella, Asiatic pennywort or Gotu kola
Water: once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Improves skin quality : Due to the fact that Gotu Kola also contains amino amino and fatty acids, beta carotene and phytonutrients, it is the perfect natural remedy to calm inflammation, hasten healing processes, improve circulation and even stimulate cell growth. These benefits naturally lead to skin rejuvenation, new cell growth and improving collagen production; which means skin looks and feels smoother. Another added benefit of the improved collagen production is that it also helps strengthen hair and nail growth. Gotu Kola is even recommended for the treatment of skin lesions such as excoriations, burns, hypertrophic scars or eczema.
Aids digestion and detoxifies : Another popular use of this herb is to detoxify and aid in digestion. Due to its mild diuretic properties, consuming it helps flush out of excess toxins, ease inflammation, boost energy levels and instigate weight loss, all while keeping fluid balance even and nourishing the body.Releasing toxins has many benefits including easing inflammation, boosting energy levels, improving skin texture and just making you feel 'lighter' and cleansed.
Powerful antioxidant : Gotu Kola is also effective in enhancing antioxidant activity the body, which in turn helps alleviate inflammation. Protecting the body’s cells against inflammation can help prevent chronic diseases and inflammatory disorders such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.