Friday, 23 March 2018

Gotu Kola by Gypsy Willowmoon


Gotu Kola by Gypsy Willowmoon




Planetary associations - Saturn

Element- Earth & Air

Sun sign - Capricorn & Aquarius.

Centella asictica.
Also called - Centella, Asiatic Pennywort or Gotu Kola.

An herbaceous, frost tender, perennial plant in the flowering plant family Apia ease.

Native to wetlands.

Used for culinary, medicinal and magical workings.

Constituents - Asiaticoside,
Madecassoside, madasiatic acid,
Asiaticoside acid, asaiaticoside A&B,
Calcium, phosphorus, iron, beta carotene,
Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, a sorbic acid.

Is a nervine - can aid epilepsy, senility, aid intelligence & memory.

Is an adaptogen - supports the stress responses when taken regularly.

Has high concentrations of triterpenoid compounds, saponins.

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nerve, anti-bacterial anti-fertility & antimicrobial effects.

Speeds wound healing.

Aids skin care.

Boosts brain function and memory.

Treats respiratory issues.

Reduces toxicity.

Protects the heart.

Heals the circulatory system.

Used in soups, salads and drinks.

Stems and leaves can be used alone, or an extract can be used which is a higher concentrate of the active ingredients.

Long used in salves for skin care.

Reduces scars, wrinkles & blemishes.

Helps reduce water retention

Can reduce the signs of aging.

Stimulates neural pathways, by eliminating plaque & free radicals from the brain.

Some scientific evidence to say it may slow the effect of
Alzheimer’s & dementia.

Protects gastrointestinal system.

Research has revealed that it decreased the frequency & severity of anxiety attacks.

Mild diuretic - detoxifies the body, can stimulate the release of excess toxins, salts, water and fat through urination.

Regulates blood pressure.

Enhances the sex drive, used as an energetic boost in the bedroom. Can increase libido.

Regarded as the most spiritual of all herbs in India. Grows in some areas of the Himalayas.

Used by Yogis to improve meditation. Said to develop the crown chakra, balancing both sides of the brain.

One of the most important rejuvenate herbs in Ayurveda medicine.

Used to promote restful sleep.

Magical uses - aphrodisiac, longevity, meditation, psychic development, renewal, fertility & virality.

Enhances sexual stamina - can be useful in tantric sex or sex magic.

Added to conjuring bags for divination, spells for growth & financial stability.

To work with in meditation, burn a small amount in a fire proof dish in a well-ventilated area, prior to meditation.

Known as poor man's ginseng.




Sources:

Witches of the craft.com
Herbal-root.tumblr.com
organicfacts.net
herbwisdom.com
image - Wikipedia

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