Vida Auténtica: Growing Change One Farmer at a Time

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. ― Hippocrates

 

Gotu Kola is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Considered a brain tonic, it is said to improve intelligence and memory as well as strengthen the adrenal glands and promote longevity.

 

In India it is believed to develop the crown chakra, the energy center at the top of the head believed to be a tool to communicate with our spiritual nature.  With all of these amazing medicinal properties, Gotu Kola should surely be a part of your regular diet.

 

We are excited to share a fresh, simple recipe that marries east and west -- one whose ingredients -- including the Gotu Kola from Meyella Rojas -- you can find at Feria Organica Tinamastes on Tuesdays!

 

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Gotu Kola Sambola

Fresh Green SuperSalad

 

3 cups Gotu Kola, washed (Gotu Kola is also known as pennywort.)

3 tbsp freshly grated coconut

1 green chili

3-4 red pearl onions or about ¼ of a large white onion

1/2 lime

Salt to taste

 

Shred the Gotu Kola and finely chop the green chili and onions. Mix all the ingredients and add lime juice and salt to taste. Serve immediately.