Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) is a lush, green plant with green leaves that grows on the ground to a length about 10 meters. It is commonly found on hillsides, hassocks and roadsides or in dank areas of light forests in South-East Asia. The herb was traditionally seen as the plant of longevity and it remains a staple in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Indonesian medicine. Many people assert the Gotu Kola can boost brainpower, heal skin blemishes, and enhance liver and kidney health.
- May boost cognitive function and memory. A study of mice showed improvements in learning and memory and particularly among older mice. Another study of stroke patients found Centella asiatica be more effective in improving memory to folic acid supplementation.
- May help to reduce anxiety and stress. A research review in 2013 of anxiolytic herbal medicines concluded the herb has an acute anti-anxiety effect.
- May boost mood. A minor study in 2016 of a group of people with generalized anxiety disorder showed self-reported decreased stress, anxiety, and depression, when replacing the medications with the herbal for 60 days.
- May help relieve joint pain and arthritis. A 2014 study on collagen-induced arthritis found that it reduced joint inflammation, cartilage erosion, and bone erosion.
- Gotu kola may provide some reduction for the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The plant can reduce myocardial oxygen consumption, strengthen the myocardial contraction force and protect myocardial cell. The herbal also dilates blood vessels, increases coronary blood flow, inhibit platelet aggregation, and reduces blood viscosity.
Take 500 mg to 1000 mg once a day or divided into two equal-sized doses.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) extract. Contains no fillers.
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