Botanical Name: Centella asiatica
- English: Gotukola, Brahmi
- Also, known as: Manimuni, Marsh Pepperwort, Matoyahuho, Matoyahuhu, Mrang-khua, mtwigahuwu, Pa-na-e-khaa-doh, Phác chèn, Phaknok, Phalwaen, Rau má, Saraswathiaaku, Takip-kohol, Thalkuri, Thankuni, Thol-kuri, Tilkushi, Titjari, Tono’itahi, Tsubo-kusa, Tungchian, Vallari, Vallarei, Vitovitolenge, Water pennywort, Waternavel, Yahon-yahon, Yerba de chavos, Artaniyae-hindi, Asiatic pennywort, Barmanimuni, Barmi, Bhram buti, Boabok, Bodila-ba-dinku, Bokkudu, Brahma manduki, Brahmi ghi, Brahmi-buti, Brahmi, Bua bok, Bua-bok, Centella, Chhota mani-muni, Chi-hsueh-ts’ao, Ghi brahmi, Ghod tapre, Ghodtapre, Ghortapre, Gotu kola, Gotukola, Herba pegagan, Herba kakikuda, Hydrocotyle, Hydrocotyle asiatique, Idrocotile, Imsen korokla, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, Indischer Wassernabel, Karinga, Karivana, Kudangal, luei gong gen, lièn tièn tháo, Mandooka parni, Mandukaparni, Mandukparni, Wassernabel, Idrocotile, Ondelaga, Brahmi soppu, Khodabrahmi, Khadbhrammi, Jholkhuri, Kodangal, Saraswati Aku
Habitat: Throughout India
Parts Used: Leaves
There so many important herbs known as Brahmi. The herb is known as “Brahmi” in the Indian subcontinent and Gotu kola in the western world. Bacopa monnieri is called Brahmi in South India, and Centella Asiatica is called Brahmi (or Gotu Kola) in the north of India, where it more commonly grows. Gotukola mostly found in fields and other waste places throughout India up to an altitude of 600 meters. It is also cosmopolitan in its natural distribution and grows along damp shady streams, in ponds, particularly on the marshy land, along the river banks and in irrigated fields. Gotukola is also cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Madagascar, and South Africa, Kenya, and Hawaii.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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