Latin Name: Centella asiatica
Common Names: Gotu Kola Herb
Despite its common name, Gotu Kola Herb, or Centella asiatica, is not related to the kola nut, contains no caffeine and has no stimulant properties. Quite the contrary, Centella asiatica is actually has calming properties.
Gotu Kola Herb, like many quality bulk herbs, is native to the tropical regions of Asia and Africa, particularly Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Traditionally, the leaves of such herbs are dried and steeped in order to create a tea or infusion.