Herb of the Day: Gotu Kola

gotu-kola

Scientific Name: Centella asiatica syn. Hydrocotyle asiatica

Key Actions: Adaptogen | Anti-inflammatory | Tonic | Wound Healer

Common Use: Chronic skin conditions and wound healing

Common Dosage Form: Tincture

Fun Fact: Taoist herbalist and Jiulong Baguazhang master, Ching Yuen, supposedly lived to 256 years old and contributed his longevity to the consumption of a rice wine tincture of gotu kola, wild ginseng, he shou wu, and licorice root on a daily basis.

Sources: http://www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com/gotu-kola-facts.html
Image: http://sybaritesgarden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gotu-kola.jpg

 

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