Pennywort, Gotu Kola, Centella Asiatica, Rau Ma seeds, Asian Vegies
Gotu kola is a creeping plant that is in the parsley family (Apiaceae).
Known as the “herb of longevity,” this plant is indigenous to the wetlands of Southeast Asia, where it’s consumed as a juice, tea, or supplement.
Centella Asiatica is used as much for food as for medicinal purposes. A member of the parsley family. Pennywort is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals needed to maintain optimal health.
The benefits of pennywort are numerous and many people use pennywort tea as a health tonic. Maintaining youth and the treatment of arthritis are its most popular use.
It is recognized as a longevity herb because of its ability to help rebuild connective tissue, which in turn, can slow the aging process.
Research has confirmed that pennywort (Gotu kola) is effective for treating many conditions, including swelling and joint pain as well as anxiety, fatigue, and memory issues.
How to sow:
Use soil with excellent drainage. Standard potting soil will not work, and this can vastly affect the outcome of success. Press the seed lightly into the surface of your soil and wait. The seeds are best off sowed in the fall or early spring where they can experience normal temperature fluctuations.
Otherwise, they should be coldly stratified for 4 weeks prior to sowing outdoors. Once established, the plant is easy to care for in most cases. It likes damp, moist environments with good sun. But it will also tolerate shade.