As mentioned in pharmacopoeias, gotu kola (or Indian pennywort) is appreciated by herbalists all across the globe. The therapeutic benefits of the herb is attributed to the presence of sapogenins and triterpenoid saponins. These active ingredients are known to possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anxiolytic, and diuretic properties. In addition, it acts as a cerebral tonic, adaptogen and helps in stimulating blood circulation. Some of the benefits of the tea are mentioned below.