In the Shennong Herbal, the oldest Chinese herbal advisor, gotu kola is mentioned as far back as 2,000 years ago. In Ayurvedic medicine, gotu kola is considered a ‘spiritual herb’ and used when one wants to revitalise nerve and brain cells. Traditional Chinese Medicine assumes that gotu kola promotes the development of the crown chakra, the energy centre at the top of the head. Used in China and India for thousands of years, gotu kola is also enjoying increasing popularity in our latitudes.