Posted by former poster on July 14, 2012, at 12:57:25
In reply to Re: Savella augmenter suggestions anyone? » former poster, posted by SLS on July 14, 2012, at 4:42:21
Gotu Kola just seems to make me "right". I'm less anxious, less depressed, more motivated, more sociable, clear headed, focused. Absolutely no side effects. Americans are very naive when it comes to natural cures.
Gotu Kola is a big part of the Thailand (Isan region) cuisine. A huge mound of herbs are placed on the table or eating area. Thai people gobble up huge amounts of countless herbs. The most common herbs I have been able to identify or translate are Chilies, Thai basil, Holy Basil, Gotu Kola, Lemon Balm and other mint family. I was amazed to see fresh Gotu Kola put in a juicer and sold for $1.00 for 8 oz. in the outdoor market. Thai people sometimes call it "broken heart drink", because people with depression from a broken relationship seem to find relief from drinking it. I drink sometimes 2 bottles a day and eat about 20 leaves with the stems.