Gotu Kola

Posted by Barefoot Yoga on July 23, 2013

In India, the Gotu Kola herb is considered the premier herb. Yogis use it to aid in meditation. It is said to develop the crown chakra, which is the energy center at the top of the head. It was noted that elephants like to munch on its leaves, thus the association with memory and longevity. This creeping tropical plant grows in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Himalayas and many parts of South Africa. Mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts, it’s been used for thousands of years in India and China for treating open wounds, improving mental clarity and treating skin ailments.

Gotu Kola

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