Gotu kola is used by a certain group to improve meditation because It is said to develop the crown chakra, the energy center at the top of the head and to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which the leaf is said to resemble. It is a rejuvenative nervine recommended for nervous disorders, including epilepsy, senility and premature aging. It is said to also aid intelligence and memory. It strengthens the adrenal glands while cleansing the blood to treat skin impurities.
It can relieve high blood pressure and help the body’s defence against various toxins. It is a mild diuretic that can help in shrinking swollen membranes and aid in the elimination of excess fluids. It hastens the healing of wounds. Gotu kola has long been used in topical, oral, and injected forms for the treatment of leprosy.