What is Gotu Kola and why is it so amazing?

Our favourite member of the parsley family Gotu Kola has no taste or smell and it thrives in and around water. This small, fan-shaped green leafy plant is truly unique in so many qualities. 

Gotu kola was historically known and admired as one of the most prominent healers in traditional medicine, used in the past to help with some of the most demanding wounds and skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis and even leprosy.

Gotu Kola is a great herb to use within meditative practices because of its ability to ‘open the mind’. For example, in the Himalayas, yogis use gotu kola as an aid for meditation and in Southeast Asia, gotu kola has been accounted for as the source of elephants’ long life spans and exceptional memories. It was also called "the fountain of life" because legend has it that an ancient Chinese herbalist lived for more than 200 years as a result of taking gotu kola. 

It also has been used for 3000 years for pain and swelling caused by venous insufficiency. Triterpenes in gotu kola help to relieve the symptoms by enhancing collagen synthesis and improving circulation, as well as being effective in fighting against circulatory problems that occur on long-haul flights.

Gotu kola is also a known choice for providing aid with concentration, mental fatigue, poor memory and even head trauma injuries. In Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used for thousands of years for increased longevity, depression and to improve memory and cognitive function. 

Gotu kola has also been found extremely helpful for people weaning off anti-depressants as well as relieving symptoms of brain fog. 

The use of gotu kola is also known for its ability to reduce tissue damage resulting from various stresses and trauma. It nourishes the brain and nerve cells, which helps with mental clarity and focus. 

Sono Products That Contain Gotu Kola 

Gotu Kola can be used in tinctures, teas and smoked. Here is a selection of Sono products containing Gotu Kola 









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