(Hydrocotyule asiatica) Gotu Kola is an herb that helps rebuild energy reserves. For this reason, it is sometimes called “food for the brain.” It increases mental and physical power, combats stress and can improve your reflexes. Because it has an energizing effect on brain cells, this herb is also said to help prevent nervous breakdowns. It also helps with high blood pressure, mental fatigue, and senelity. Gotu Kola contains vitamins A, G, K, and is high in Magnesium.