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 that 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 on 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:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
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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