September 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm #257313
I heard about this herb in Isabelle Shipard’s DVD herb course, then read about it in her book. It sounded absurdly useful so I immedietely starting lusting after it and poring over catalogues online, only to find it a week later in a little garden market place. Apparently it is a creeping ground cover, so I’ve separated my tiny plants and runners out into a bigger container to see if it spreads.
Has anyone got this? Do they use it? Would anyone in the southwest of WA be interested in some if mine takes off running and I can propagate new plants from it?
It is good for arthritis, longevity, and a vast variety of other health issues, apparently. You just eat 2 or 3 leaves a day (50c piece sized) and viola! You never age and your arthritis is cured (after a few months) and you get younger and better looking. Or something. It sounds like a handy herb anyway.September 22, 2012 at 3:27 am #527907
Isn’t it another name for pennywort , which is quite easy to come by?
I asked for some at our local market herb stall a couple of months ago and the guy said it would be available about now.I’ll have to go back and get some!September 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm #527908
Centella asiatica (pennywort) is also known as arthritis herb and spreads readily in warm, moist conditions. It looks a bit sad over winter here in southern Vic but mine is beginning to pop up green leaves now.
I’ve given large pots of healthy growth to a few people I know who have bad arthritis but none of them have used it consistently, even though 3 months is the lead time at 2 leaves per day. People just won’t cooperate with my science experiments. I take my 2 leaves daily and don’t have arthritis, so it must work :whistle:September 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm #527909
BlueWren post=349028 wrote: Isn’t it another name for pennywort , which is quite easy to come by?
Apparently, yes! Good to know, although I haven’t seen pennywort around anyway (to be fair, I do not get out much :laugh: )
veginout, I was planning on giving it away to people too, with stern instructions to eat the required 2 leaves a day, but perhaps they won’t cooperate with my science experiments either.
Have you noticed any other benefit since taking the two leaves daily?September 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm #527910
In keeping with the theme of the thread is anyone growing and using Brahmi, which is good for the brain, memory etc? Mine is just getting a move on and I’m supposed to eat three 10cm sprigs a day but it’s awfully bitter!
Re the gotu kola – I didn’t know it was penny wort until I asked the herb guy for gotu kola and he said , “Oh yes, pennywort.I’ll have it in another couple of months.” Like the brahmi it sounds as though it likes warmth.September 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm #527911
I planted gotu kola over winter but it has no new growth yet. I’m wondering if it will spring into life before the heat of summer.
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