Centella asiatica (Gotu Cola) Plant
[75mm pot]

Price: AU$6.00 In Stock: 4 Available

A culinary & medicinal herb. It is quite nutritious and is used as a leafy green in Indian cuisine. It is also a much revered tonic and nootropic, and the leaves are eaten raw for best effect.

In traditional medicine, Gotu Cola is used to revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span and concentration and combat aging. It also has antioxidant properties, is a mild adaptogen, is mildly antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiulcerogenic, anxiolytic, nervine and vulnerary, and can act as a cerebral tonic, a circulatory stimulant, and a diuretic.

Centella asiatica is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by insects. The plant is self-fertile.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.
Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
Habitat: It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. Old stone walls and rocky sunny places in lowland hills and especially by the coast in central and southern Japan. Shady, damp and wet places such as paddy fields, and in grass thickets. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Common name: Pennywort; Marsh Penny; White Rot; Madekassol; Jal Brahmi; Coinwort; Hydrocotyl; Thick-leaved Pennywort.


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Centella asiatica (Gotu Cola) Plant
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