Indian Pennywort, Centella, Gotu Kola
Latin name: Centella asiatica (Linn.) (Urban), Hydrocotyle asiatica (Linn.) (Apiaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Mandukaparni, Brahmi, Mandukig, Brahma-manduki, Khulakhudi, Mandookaparni Divya
Taking gotu kola or a specific extract of gotu kola (Centellase) by mouth for 4-8 weeks seems to improve blood circulation and reduce swelling in people with poor blood circulation in the legs.
Mental function. Early research suggests that taking a combination of gotu kola, ginkgo, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for 4 months does not improve mental function in healthy elderly adults.