Gotu Kola is used in Ayurvedic medicine, as well as traditional African and Chinese medicine. It has been used to treat varicose veins, skin conditions, minor wounds, strangury, and to encourage lactation.
Gotu Kola, also known as centella, or Asiatic Pennywort, is a low growing perennial leafy plant. It is a staple in southeast Asian and Indian cuisine. Only the leaves are eaten and they are used in curries, salads, drinks, and chutneys.