The Chinese name for gotu kola translates into ‘the fountain of youth’. A tenth-century king claimed it was gotu kola that gave him the stamina to satisfy all 50 women in his harem. And its Indian nickname is ‘food for the brain’. This gives an idea of the properties of this remarkable herb. Rich in amino acids, beta carotene and phytochemicals, it improves the synthesis of collagen. This speeds healing, reduces scarring and increases hair growth.
Taken internally as an infusion, it detoxifies, improves circulation, mental balance and functioning. It is used to aid meditation, relieve stress and increase spiritual understanding.
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