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Asiatic Pennywort

Also Known As : Gotu Kola
Technical Name : Centella asiatic


Taste Profile

It has a bitter and tangy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Asiatic pennywort can be used for preparing drinks and herbal tea.
  2. It can be consumed raw in salads.
  3. The leaves can be stir fried and consumed.

Common names and forms

  1. Gotu Kola
  2. Organic Gotu Kola (Whole Herb)
  3. Organic Gotu Kola Leaf


Asiatic pennywort is a perennial plant in the flowering plant family Apiaceae. It has slender stem and white to pink flowers. The edible green leaves are considered as a vegetable.

Health benefits

  • Asiatic pennywort has anti-vrial, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.(1)
  • It is highly effective in building of connective tissue and thus is believed to slow down the ageing process.(1)
  • It's consumption is also associated with improvement of memory power.(1)
  • It treats certain nervous disorders, stroke, ADD, and epilepsy.(1)
  • Due to it's anti-biotic properties, it greatly helps in wound healing.(1)


Consumption of asiatic pennywort can cause hives, itching, nausea, difficulty in breathing, jaundice, drowsiness and loss of appetite.(2)

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