Women's Health (UK) - - EAT SMART -

WHAT IS IT? A plant and mem­ber of the pars­ley fam­ily WHERE IS IT FOUND?

In­dia, China and Malaysia

BEST FOR: Eas­ing anx­i­ety.

‘Gotu kola has a sooth­ing ef­fect on the ner­vous sys­tem, re­lax­ing the body – es­pe­cially the brain when it’s in over­drive – but with­out hav­ing a seda­tive ef­fect,’ says Lan­don. Plus, re­search* found that it may be use­ful in the treat­ment of anx­i­ety dis­or­der.

HOW TO TAKE IT: Drink it in a tea. Try a dose of tinc­ture, like Neal’s Yard Reme­dies Gotu Kola Sin­gle Herbal Tinc­ture (£15, Neal’s Yard Reme­dies†).

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