Gotu Kola - Centella Asictica
Gotu Kola Herb Description
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in India for supporting mental cognition and improving memory and intelligence, as well as relief from anxiety. It has also been used to support physical health, including healthy skin. Gotu Kola has also been used to strengthen blood vessels and as a vasodilator, diuretic, antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Gotu Kola has also traditionally been used to support tendon and connective leg tissue health and lower blood pressure in the veins* to support venous leg health. This herb is featured in Remedy's "Vein No More". Because of its purported regenerative benefits to the mind and body, Gotu Kola is considered an anti-aging herb.
Mechanism of Action (How Gotu Kola Works)
Primary constituents of Gotu Kola are Triterpenoids, which exert complex actions on tissues and cells, specially connective tissues, and, asiaticosides and saponins.. These are believed to be responsible for a wide range of therapeutic actions by stimulating collagen synthesis, which in turn has a rejuvenating effect on the skin and tissues. WebMd notes that "Gotu Kola is sometimes applied to the skin for wound hearing and reducing scars, including stretch marks caused by pregnancy."* Some cultures have used this herb for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and varicose ulcers. Always consult a healthcare professional for any health or circulatory conditions.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: POSSIBLY SAFE in pregnancy applied to the skin but do not take by mouth. Avoid using it if you are nursing.
Liver: Those with hepatitis should avoid Gotu Kola use as it may worsen liver problems.
Surgery: If combined with medications used during and after surgery Gotu Kola may have a soporific effect (cause sleepiness).. Stop use at least 2 weeks before surgery.
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