Since the beginning, we’ve referred to Javita as coffee evolved because every delicious serving offers more of what you want in (and from) your coffee. Case in point, when formulating the blend, we infused an herb called centella asiatica (or gotu kola) to add something your tall cup from Starbuck’s will never provide, mental clarity.
Why gotu kola? It has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in India, China and Indonesia to improve mental clarity.
It is regarded as one of the most spiritual and rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda and is used to improve meditation. 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.
Gotu kola has been referred to as “food for the brain.” This oriental herb has demonstrated mild tranquilizing, anti-anxiety and anti-stress effects, as well as improving mental functions such as concentration and memory. It has a calming effect on the body and is chiefly used to support the central nervous system. These beneficial qualities offer some hope for those who have challenges focusing, as the herb has demonstrated the ability to have a soothing and relaxing effect on an overactive nervous system.
As a brain tonic, gotu kola is said to aid intelligence and memory. It strengthens the adrenal glands while cleansing the blood to treat skin impurities. It is said to combat stress and depression, energize flagging mental powers, increase libido, ward off a nervous breakdown and improve reflexes. It energizes the central nervous system and rebuilds energy reserves.