Monday, 29 September 2008

Lime flower, nettle and gotu kola tea

I was in Neal's Yard at the weekend buying some lime flowers. The lady recommended a mix of lime flowers, nettle and gotu kolu which I've followed and am enjoying as a warming/ stimulating daytime tea. Very tasty!

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) figures in most Eastern religions and medical systems and has a reputation for longevity. It is a mild adaptogen, and is used as a cerebral tonic and circulatory stimulant. It was this last use that the lady in Neal's Yard mentioned, and what attracted me to trying it as I feel that things to stimulate circulation are beneficial for me.
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