Takip Kuhol/Gotu Kola/ Centella Asiatica
When i learn the amazing benefits of this plant years ago i walked around our subdivision to see if there are wild Gotu Kola that grew along the sidewalk and i did found. I ask the spirit of the place to get some and be replanted in our house. When i have able to multiply it, i taught to my mother its wonderful benefit to her health. And she was amazed by its powers and how it help her that she recommend it also to our neighbors and friends. As she continue to recommend it to our neighbors our Gotu Kola get exhausted. I tried to save some but it did not become successful.
Years passed by i try to look again along the street if there are wild gotu kola growing. But it seems people learned the importance of this plant that they kept it inside their yard. So i ended up looking for it on a Garden Shop. But this plant where i now grow is i bought beside Quiapo Church in Manila. It cost me Php 100.00 for this plant. And gladly i am growing it that we can make medicine out of it.
Gotu Kola or Takip Kuhol leaves can be eaten as a Salad. So every morning as we woke up, we pick 7 to 9 leaves of Gotu Kola and wash it over tap water and eat it. According to researcher, Gotu Kola has amazing healing properties such as:
- Cognitive enhancer/Nootropic
- Supports cardiovascular & respiratory health
- Improves circulation
- Promotes wound healing
- Boosts immunity
- Improves digestion
- Good for the skin and hair
- Increases libido
- Reduces cancer risk
In Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is known to be as Blood Purifier and also as Memory Enhancer. Taking tea from the leaves of Gotu Kola could relieve Anxiety, Depression and Stress.