Gotu kola leaf | Centella asiatica | Organic


Gotu kola is primarily used as an anti-inflammatory, would healer and cognitive enhancer.

There are several aspects of its use verified by research. It appears to work on the formation of scar tissue via the increased secretion of type I collagen which was increased by 25–30% with asiaticoside and madecassoside. Authors concluded that Centella asiatica extracts may facilitate maturity of a scar by increasing the amount of type I collagen and thus increasing the type I:III collagen ratio (Bonté et al, 1995). The triterpenoid components were also able to stimulate the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, especially hyaluronic acid synthesis. (2)

Topically Gotu kola in a cream is able to stimulate the wound healing process which depends on antioxidant levels in the wound. After 7 days of twice daily
application of asiaticoside (0.2%) on incisional wounds in rats, the levels of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, e.g. superoxide dismutase (35%), catalase (67%), glutathione peroxidase (49%), vitamin E (77%), and ascorbic acid (36%), in the newly created tissues were elevated (Shukla et al., 1999a, 1999b). (2)

The memory and cognition benefits of Gotu kola extract are well known. One study showed that BDNF signaling through TrkB and ERK1/2 pathway contributes significantly to amelioration of memory performance after Gotu kola extract treatment. (3)

Gotu kola is found in our Youre so Vein tonic.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs
  2. Centella asiatica in dermatology: an overview. Phytother Res. 2014 Aug;28(8):1117-24.
  3. Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) ethanol extract up-regulates hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) and extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling in chronic electrical stress model in rats. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2019 Oct;22(10):1218-1224.
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Additional information


Dried Gotu kola leaf organic


Anti-inflammatory, Vulnerary, Venous tonic, Nootropic, Dermatological agent {topically)


Triterpenoids – Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside-B, Brahmoside, Thankuniside, Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid, Terminolic acid, Volatile oil – B-caryophyllene, B-farnesene, germacrene, Flavonoids – apigenin, rutin, kaempferol, quercetin, Alkaloid – hydrocotyline, Phenolic acids, Tannins, Pectin


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse the tea 2-3 times until it is spent. Drink 1-2 times daily.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

Gotu kola is native to Tropical and Sub tropical regions of South east Asia. This tea is harvested in Albania.