Gotukola Lehya for brain health

Gotukola Lehya for brain health

Centella asiatica commonly known as gotukola is well known memory booster. Lehya prepared from gotukola plant is good for children and adults.

Ingredients:

  1. Fresh gotukola plants – Cut parts -2 cups
  2. Ghee – ½ cup
  3. Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  4. Jaggery – 1 cup
  5. Water – 1 cup

Preparation:

  1. Collect gotukola leaves with stem. Wash using water. Remove soil and debris.
  2. Cut leaves and stem into small pieces and grind.
  3. Dissolve jaggery in water on medium flame.
  4. Transfer gotukola paste into a vessel, add little ghee, pepper powder and mix well.
  5. Add dissolved ghee to gotukola mix and continue mixing the contents till the mix absorbs jaggery and thickens.
  6. Turn off the heat, allow mix to cool and transfer gotukola lehya to an airtight container.

Benefits:

  • Eating this lehya morning in empty stomach activates metabolism.
  • It is a good brain tonic for children and helps brain cells.
  • It is good for elderly too, as it helps to reduce memory loss symptoms.

Dosage: 1 to 2 tsp daily or alternate days.

Image credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centella_asiatica_in_Karnataka.jpg

Attribution: Shashidhara halady / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: June 9, 2020

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