Gota kola

Scientific Name: 
Centella asiatica
Family Name: 
Mackinlayaceae
Place of Origin: 
Northern Australia, Asia
Plant Description: 
Gotu kola / Gota kola: Spreads to create creeping ground cover in damp places. Small kidney-shaped leaves. Flowers are pink to red and grow in bunches close to the ground.
Plant Height: 
20cms
Plant Width: 
100cm
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Of Interest: 
"Two leaves a day keeps old age away." Many uses. Make into a poutlice for wounds/sores or an oil for topical pain relief, arthritis pain relief, and to increase circulation. Tea can be used as a digestive. Add to salads.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical

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