Centella asiatica is the botanical name of gotukola. It is a well known herb for nervous disorders and commonly called as “brain tonic herb” and wellness herb. It contains asiaticoside that helps in overall health. Plant spreads and grows wild through its roots. Some people confuse Centella with Brahmi herb (Bacopa moneri). Both herbs are different.
Centella leaves that are green circular shaped are used both raw and dry in Ayurveda and home remedies. Leaves are used in preparing dishes, in salad and medicines.
Dried leaves powder of gotukola has several health benefits:
- It acts as a tonic to brain, nervous system, improves concentration and alertness
- Strengthens adrenal glands
- Cleanses blood and helps to rejuvenate skin
- Good tonic for hair growth and promotes stronger nail
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 26, 2020