gotu kola, also called fo ti tien, pennywort or hydrocotyle, is a swamp plant that occurs naturally in almost all of Asia and parts of South Africa. Fo ti ten means in Chinese 'elixir for long life'.
Although the name might suggest otherwise, Gotu Kola is unrelated to the kola nut and contains no caffeine.
Effects of gotu kola
Gotu Kola is invigorating, stimulating, improves concentration and keeps the mind clear. Gotu Kola is a tonic, which means that the best results are achieved when you use it daily and for a longer period of time.
Gotu Kola is best used as a tea. Bring half a liter of water to the boil and add 30 grams of herbs. Let this cook for about 2 hours with the lid on the pan, after which you strain the whole. Add sugar or honey for taste if desired.
Store Gotu Kola in its original packaging in a dry and cool place.
- Always consult a physician if you are on any medication, pregnant, or breastfeeding before taking any herb, superfood, or dietary supplement.
- Stop using this product immediately if you experience any unwanted side effects.