What is mental clarity? And does clarity reside only in the mind? In the West, we associate the “mind” with the brain, but is this true? In many indigenous medicine practices, the “mind” is said to begin in the heart. For example, in Ayurveda, “the root” of the mind lives within the heart, and this channel encompasses the whole physical body. I encourage you to drop into the “mind” of your heart as I share some of my favorite plant medicine from different traditions.
Gotu Kola or Brahmi (Centella Asiatica) is one of the plants near and dear to me. It is my favorite remedy for mental clarity. When I first began my plant medicine journey, I was fascinated by Ayurvedic theory, and I came across Gotu Kola when researching plants that correspond with the three doshas….