Gotu Kola is a small, herbaceous plant that grows in tropical, swampy parts of Asia. It is a nutritious leafy green and is used in Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, among others. It has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional African and Chinese medicine.
Its medicinal uses are wide and varied, and it has been used to treat everything from fatigue, anxiety and depression, to epilepsy, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
In skin care, Gotu Kola is prized for its ability to stimulate collagen production, and speed the healing of wounds. It is also a mild antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
You’ll find Organic Gotu Kola in our Active Enzyme Exfoliator.