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Gotu kola is occasionally called the arthritis herb in Australia has been known for centuries, valued for treating leprosy and tuberculosis; relieving the pain of rheumatismgotu_kola and arthritis; to increase brain capacity; and for longevity, often being called, the elixir of life. A legendary saying, in reference to gotu kola was: '2 leaves a day, keeps old age away'. In Sinhalese culture, they valued the herb to strengthen and revitalize worn out bodies and brains; eating 2-3 leaves a day to bring about a gradual return to health and strength, provided that the body is exposed to the sun, for a time, each day.

In Ancient China, the herb was a principal ingredient in an elixir called 'fo ti tieng', a mixture that was called the fountain of youth. Many herbalists have called Gotu Kola: the finest of all herb tonics. It appears, they say, to have no equal in the treatment of general debility and decline. Digestion is strengthened by the bitter properties with the process of overall metabolism, increased.

Gotu kola has been called 'a pharmacy in one herb', offering impressive benefits. In India, Gotu kola is a traditional remedy for skin conditions, wounds and bruises.

It is one of the most important, rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, particularly valued for: revitalising nerve and brain cells, promoting calmness and clarity, helping poor memory and lack of concentration, increasing meditation ability and to help balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Gotu Kola can be grown easily , leaves picked as required to eat fresh or make a tea.

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