Asian Centella (Gotu Kola, Brahmi) - Hydrocotyle Asiatica L.
Asian Centella (Gotu Kola, Brahmi) - Hydrocotyle Asiatica L.
Asian Centella (Gotu Kola, Brahmi) - Hydrocotyle Asiatica L.

Asian Centella (Gotu Kola, Brahmi) - Hydrocotyle Asiatica L.

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Get rid of Cellulite with Gotu Kola Tea!

Asian Centella (Gotu Kola) - Hydrocotyle Asiatica L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf


The Asian centella is a spontaneously growing plant in humid and shady places and is commonly found in eastern European regions, as well as in some South American countries such as Brazil and Venezuela. Of cosmopolitan origin, the plant is quite common in Rio de Janeiro. This vegetable is refreshing, bitter and its use should be limited to the leaves.

Also known as Asian spark, sparkle or gotu kola, Asian centella has become very popular due to its properties for slimming and to prevent premature aging, besides being fully indicated for those who want to treat cellulites.

Health benefits:

There are countless benefits of Asian Centella tea in the body, but it is against cellulite that it proves to be a strong ally. Tea improves micro-circulation and eliminates the fluids and toxins that cause those unwanted holes in the skin. The weight loss caused by the tea is due to its high diuretic potential, it eliminates liquids that have accumulated in excess in the body. Also found in it are anti-inflammatory substances and prevent the characteristic swelling of cellulite.

Consumption of Asian Centella tea is also recommended for people suffering from varicose veins, since the plant strengthens the blood vessels avoiding problems caused by malfunctioning of them. Tea also increases the production of collagen, which helps in healing and gives more firmness to the skin.

Attention: In four weeks you can see the result of the treatment of Asian Centella tea, but it is common for the first two weeks to have the impression that cellulites have increased, because at that time the fat cells are being released.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Accelerate the healing of wounds and burns by being anti-inflammatory and increasing the production of collagen
  • Prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids by strengthening veins and improving circulation
  • Reduce inflammation in the skin by being anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • Smooth wrinkles and fine lines by increasing collagen production
  • Improve the circulation of the legs, avoiding bumps
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Improve sleep and combat insomnia
  • Accelerate recovery in cases of muscle or tendon stretch


  1. Put a tablespoon of the herb in half a liter of boiling water
  2. Let it boil for 5 minutes
  3. Turn off the heat and let rest for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


The side effects of Asian centella occur mainly due to the use of ointments and gels, which can cause skin redness, itching and sensitivity to the sun. When consumed in very high doses, it can cause problems in the liver and the nervous system, and infertility.

In addition, this plant is contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women, and in cases of ulcer, gastritis, kidney and liver problems and consumption of alcoholic beverages. It should also be avoided 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgeries.