Perfect for: Reinforcing attention and boosting energy and intellectual performance
Botanical name: Centella Asiatica
Botanical family: Apiaceae
Part of the plant used: Aerial part
Active substances: Asiaticoside, alkaloids, bitter principles, saponins
Origin: India, China, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa
Considered in Ayurvedic medicine as a plant that regenerates nerve cells, Centella Asiatica (or Gotu Kola) helps stimulate memory, concentration and intellectual alertness. It is also known to calm anxiety and is used by some yogis to improve meditation.
In India, China and Indonesia, the medicinal properties of Gotu Kola have been known for over 2,000 years, particularly for its ability to relieve nervous problems and promote mental clarity. Ayurvedic medicine considers this adaptogenic plant as a regenerator of nerve cells and the brain. In Sri Lanka, there is a proverb that "two leaves a day ward off old age", in particular because Gotu Kola is appreciated by elephants, whose longevity is well known. It is also nicknamed “tiger grass” because injured animals roll around in it to heal and heal their wounds.
To be found in : The Concentration