Health and longevity through the healing power of naturethat"s what it means to Trust the Leaf. Nature"s Way Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is used in India similar to how the Chinese use Ginseng, for longevity and vitality. Although its name is similar to cola nut. Gotu Kola relaxes the nervous system and is considered to be a brain food. It is helpful in support of skin disorders, connective tissue, mental fatigue, poor vitality, senility, sports injury, wound healing, and scar tissue.