Gotu kola (Brahmi) is considered one of nature's most treasured herbal medicines. The herb's ability to successfully enhance mental function has made it a highly prized plant. Apart from improving memory and function of the nervous system, Gotu kola is excellent at restoring wounds and skin conditions. Topical use of Gotu kola has a better result against eczema. Mix Gotu kola with ghee, which has an impressive penetration effect. Ghee enables the herb to reach deep inside the body tissues. As a food, it has a very mild taste. You can consume it as a tea or just water. Gotu kola is popular in India and Sri Lanka, where people use it in food. They chop it finely and sprinkle it on top of rice and curries or substitute it for lettuce in salads. In Thailand, people ground it into a powder and make a cold herbal tea called nam bai bua bok. You should check, however, for freshness and potency before consuming.
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