Gotu kola is known throughout the Asian world as a potent medicinal herb and a tasty food. It has been utilized for thousands of years in both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda for its wound healing properties and for its positive effect on memory and focus. Just recently its value has been recognized in the U.S. as an herb that supports cognition and vascular health. Gotu kola is also used for fatigue, anxiety, depression, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and improving memory and intelligence. Other uses include wound healing, trauma, and circulation problems (venous insufficiency) including varicose veins, and blood clots in the legs.