Gotu Kola or Centella asiatica is an herbaceous creeping perennial that is native to the wetlands of China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and the South Pacific. Gotu Kola has been used for thousands of years. In addition to being popular in traditional Indian medicine gotu kola has been used by the Chinese, Indonesians and many others for thousands of years.
Ancient people praised Gotu Kola as a powerfully rejuvenating herb and was used to heal wounds, improve mental clarity and treat a variety of skin conditions such as leprosy, and psoriasis. It is also a major longevity herb Legend has it that master Chinese herbalist, Li Ching-Yuen lived to be over 250 as a result of taking Gotu Kola.