In India and China, Gotu Kola was known as a longevity herb. Ancient Chinese medical texts report that the Daoist master and herbalist Li Ching-Yuen died at the ripe age of 256 years old and attribute his longevity in large part to the use of Gotu Kola on a daily basis.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
In traditional herbal medicine, Gotu kola has been used for varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, psoriasis and the treatment of minor wounds.
PARTS USED FOR TREATMENT
Gotukola is considered as a green herb and eaten as part of fresh salad or herbal tea.
GOTUKOLA MALLUNG: Finely chop up gotukola leaves and stalks with red onions, chillies and grated coconut. Mix well with salt, pepper and lime juice.
KOLA KENDA (PORRIDGE) : Crush cooked rice with 1 cup of water. Add coconut milk salt and bring to a boil before adding pre-juiced gotukola and boiling. Serve with a piece of jaggery.