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If there were a soda called "Gotu Kola," I would definitely drink it.  However, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is actually found in the wetlands of Asia; it’s very herby, leafy, and green - and sometimes has small white and lavender colored flowers in its center. Gotu kola is used for its anti-aging properties - it increases collagen production while decreasing inflammation. It gives a rejuvenating feeling; in some cultures, gotu kola is used to balance chakra and used for meditative purposes.

A lot of the times, gotu kola is said to be given the sensation of a coolant; it helps heal burns and bruises. It has also been helpful in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face, stretch marks, scars, and psoriasis. 

In many other countries gotu kola is actually used for eating; it can be eaten raw, cooked, chopped you name it! It turns out, there are actually drinks with gotu kola in it. I guess I can drink it after all!


You can find gotu kola in these products:



Written by Gaby Mendoza — July 06, 2015

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