A close relative of Brahmi, this is also a brain-friendly herb that enhances mental performance and improves circulation. Gotu kola is used, in fact, as a substitute for brahmi in the West. In contrast, gotu kola is a weaker nervine but a better diuretic. This herb is a valuable tonic for pitta that also pacifies vata, and reduces kapha.

Main Uses:

1. Nervous disorders — cleanses and nourishes the nervous system

2. Senility and premature aging — fortifies the immune system and strengthens the adrenals

3. Hair loss — because it improves circulation to the scalp

4. Chronic and obstinate skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis — because it is a

blood purifier

Precautions: Do not take in large doses. Follow recommendations on the bottle or talk with an Ayurvedic practitioner.