GOTU KOLA spagyric tincture - alchemically enhanced plant extraction

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GOTU KOLA (also known as Centella asiatica or Hydrocotyle asiatica) has long been an important natural remedy in Chinese, Ayurvedic and other primarily Asian traditional medicine systems. Growing abundantly in swampy wetlands, this perennial groundcover has a particularly long list of traditional uses, but is perhaps most renowned for its ability to promote longevity – so much so that gotu kola is commonly referred to as ‘the fountain of youth’. As a nootropic (or ‘smart drug’) and adaptogen, gotu kola is also known for its ability to enhance cognitive function, rebuild the nervous system, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Gotu kola has demonstrated the ability to significantly improve memory, intelligence, cognitive function, and concentration. Being ‘centering’ rather than ‘stimulating’ in nature, gotu kola provides a tangible cognitive boost without the somewhat ‘raw’ or ‘imbalanced’ side-effects of stimulants.

Gotu kola is highly rejuvenative. It helps to improve blood quality and regulate circulation, and is especially useful in the treatment of blood vessel disorders such as venous insufficiency (i.e. varicose veins, varicose ulcers, leg oedema). It has also been shown to repair and restore axons, which are used to transmit nerve impulses throughout the brain and body.

Gotu kola has demonstrated the ability to increase calmness, contentedness and alertness, lift the mood, and reduce symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, stress, and depression. It also has a long history of use versus insomnia and to enhance sleep quality. The ability of gotu kola to produce heightened states of awareness (i.e. ‘flow states’) has long been recognised by monks, yogis, sages, and others practising meditation.

Gotu kola excels as a neuroprotective anti-oxidant (i.e. it neutralises damaging free radicals) and protects the brain from neurotoxins like lead, arsenic, aluminium, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Gotu kola activates the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that encourages the formation of new brain cells. It also increases nerve growth factor (NGF), which stimulates the growth of new nerve cells and protects existing nerve cells.

Gotu kola is rich in nutrients (including the phytochemicals beta-carotene, camphol and campesetol) and minerals (like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc), plus vitamins (C, B-1, B-2 and B-3) and saponins. Saponins have a regulatory effect on a wide spectrum of bodily systems, including blood pressure and blood sugar levels, along with the immune, reproductive, endocrine, and, central nervous systems.

Gotu kola has been utilised for the healing of wounds (including ulcers, abscesses and burns) and the treatment of connective tissue disorders like scleroderma and psoriasis.

The anti-inflammatory properties of gotu kola have also contributed to its use against rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, along with other joint diseases like psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.


MATERIALS: Fresh organic herb, ethyl alcohol, distilled water, purified plant body. Packaged in a 30ml amber bottle with glass dropper.

DOSAGE is 5-10 drops under the tongue, or in any suitable liquid, twice daily, although this may vary according to the individual and his / her condition.

SHIPS worldwide from South-East Asia. Ready to ship in 1-3 business days.


SPAGYRIC TINCTURES offer a more energetically complete herb or plant extraction. These concentrated extractions contain the three essentials – that is, the body, soul and spirit – of the herb or plant, purified and recombined in an exalted medicinal form. The spagyric technique is part of the ancient initiatic tradition of alchemy – the Art that lies at the heart of the inner traditions of the West.

Ordinary herbal tinctures only partially utilise the curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures are made according to unique processes which ‘open’ the plant or herb and liberate stronger curative powers. The spagyric technique of confecting herbal remedies embodies another – more synergistic – way of considering Nature and its powers.



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“I take Mare Maia’s turmeric and coriander-cilantro spagyric tinctures every day, based on my physician’s advice. In addition to these, I have enjoyed working with other types of tinctures you offer. Of late, I have particularly enjoyed your German chamomile – for me, it beats kava kava, when it comes to helping me relax and maintain focus, especially when I meditate.”
— Melissa Blythe Harrell (Austin, Texas, USA)

“Mare Maia’s garlic, goji berry, and turmeric tinctures are truly wonderful. The turmeric has improved my recovery after runs and other work-outs; my knees, prone to pain, feel great! It has also improved my skin condition, reducing inflammation and acne. Garlic and goji go great together as part of the inner alchemy of my Yoga and Tantra practice, not to mention the health benefits. Giving them a try was a great idea; I started to see results inside a week.”
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“I take spagyric tinctures of graviola leaf, sage, chamomile, garlic, and goji berry. I have found that a combination of all these in rotation two times per day yields the best results. I take garlic, goji and graviola in the morning, 10 drops each in juice. Then garlic, sage and chamomile in the evening, 10 drops each in juice. Normally, by this time of year, after rains and humidity, I would have succumbed to a progression of colds by now. This has not been the case this year, so the main function of all these in combination seems to be helping boost the immune system.”
— Aye (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

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— Aaron Faulkner (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

“I have been using your tinctures for few months now, but as an energy intuitive guide I am very sensitive to the pure and natural and enjoyed your tinctures and their healing powers from the start … Your great presence is felt in your force to expand and grow and provide what once was your own alchemy [work] in your private laboratory to a valuable healing power that many people can enjoy. Anyone who tries your tinctures will enjoy the same movement of expansion and healing that you bring into them … May people discover your gift and add this valuable alchemy product to their life.”
— Shelly Sharon ((Modena, Italy)


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Disclaimer: Information presented here is intended for educational purposes only. Such information has not been evaluated by the FDA (or similar regulatory agencies) and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Individual results may vary. Before ingesting any spagyric tinctures it is advisable to consult with your health care provider.