Gotu Kola Window Sill Self Watering Plant
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Gotu kola, a member of the parsley family, is highly regarded in India, perhaps as one of the most spiritual of all herbs. It grows in some areas of the Himalayas where it is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is said to develop the crown chakra which is the energy center at the top of the head and to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which the leaf is said to resemble. It is also regarded as one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine, where it enjoys the name "Brahmi", which is shared with another herb Bacopa.
Because Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative nervine, it is often recommended for balancing the nervous system. Gotu Kola leaf & root contain key constituents that help the body to maintain healthy neurotransmitter function.
Numerous clinical trials have shown that Gotu Kola indeed has beneficial dermatologic effects by helping to help support the connective tissue that line many of the external surfaces of the body including the scalp and skin.
Asiatic pennywort or brahmi (meaning ‘Greatest of the Great’) in Ayurveda—this miracle ingredient has been used for centuries by people from all over the world for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
There are several interesting legends around it. For instance, it is believed that elephants who ate the plant increased their longevity, while the French used it to heal wounds on the skin in the late 1800s. It has also been widely used in Chinese medicine as a ‘miracle elixir of life’, as it helped a famous sage live beyond the age of 200.