Widely eaten as a vegetable in Sri Lanka, Gotu-Kola also appeared in early Ayurvedic medicinal treatments. Gotu-Kola has several names including Penny weed, Asian pennywort, and is native to India, Sri Lanka, northern Australia, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, and other parts of Asia.
The Chinese name for gotu kola translates to “fountain of youth.” A Sri Lankan legend says that elephants have long lives because they eat gotu kola.
It has traditionally been prescribed by herbalists to rejuvenate in cases which New Zealand and Australian laws prevent us from mentioning to protect you from any inference that Ch’i might be a medicine. A wide range of benefits have been attributed by herbalists which New Zealand and Australian laws prevent us from mentioning to protect you from any inference that Ch’i might be a medicine
Modern research (Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India) showed a key ingredient, Asiaticoside, when Gotu Kola leaf is used to make a dressing or ointment helps in the early stages of a wound healing by encouraging the development of antioxidants that aid the healing process.
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