Hindi: Brahma-manduki, Mandukaparni
English: Gotu Kola, Indian Pennywort
Latin: Hydrocotyle asiatica Linn. Umbelliferae
Part Used: Herb
Habitat: Common throughout India and the world, in shaded, watery places.
Energetics: Bitter-cold-sweet VPK=
Tissues: All except reproductive; mainly blood, marrow, nerve
Systems: Circulatory, digestive, nervous, respira- tory, reproductive, excretory
Action: Alterative, diuretic, febrifuge, nervine, rejuvenative
Uses: Best rejuvenative herb for brain cells and nerves, intelligence. Adrenal purifier, AIDS, blood purifier, eczema, epilepsy, insanity, hypochondria, fevers (intermittent), hair loss, immune system
boost (cleansing and nourishing), liver, longevity, memory, nervous disorders, psoriasis, senility, skin conditions (chronic and obstinate), venereal dis- eases, tetanus, convulsions, rheumatism, elephan- tiasis, bowel disorders.
Spiritual Uses: The most sattwic herb Precautions: Large doses may cause headaches, spaciness, or itching
Preparation: Infusion, decoction, powder, ghee, oil
Note: Similar use as Bacopa Monniera