Brahmi / Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is a low-growing perennial plant native to the warm, tropical climates of Indonesia, China, Japan, South Africa, and the South Pacific. It has been used for many centuries as a treatment for respiratory ailments and a variety of other conditions, including fatigue, arthritis, memory, stomach problems, asthma, and fever. In the garden, gotu kola grows nearly anywhere as long as conditions are never dry, and works well near water or as a groundcover in dark, shady areas. If you live in USDA plant hardiness zones 9b or above, you should have no trouble growing gotu kola in your own garden. Keep in mind that gotu kola plants can be aggressive, especially in warm, moist climates. If this is a concern, you can grow gotu kola plants in containers.
Brahmi / Gotu Kola Care:
Ensure the soil never dries out. Otherwise, no gotu kola care is necessary; just stand back and watch them grow.
Note: Wear gloves when working with gotu kola plants, as some people experience skin irritation after touching the leaves.