GOTU KOLA (Centella asiatica) Leaf
About this Herb
Gotu Kola has been used by monks and Yogis of the Far East for centuries as a means to enhance their concentration during meditation. In Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine it also plays an important role in helping memory loss and fighting aliments of the mind.
Gotu Kola Benefits
In Asia this herb has a long standing reputation as one of the best herbs for the brain. Several studies have shown that Gotu Kola has a complex action on the mind through enhancing neurite-dendrite growth and out branching in key areas of the brain. This action not only makes the mind calmer, sharper and more fluid but also protects brain cells from damaging toxins.
Used for centuries in TCM to treat anxiety and depression, science has now isolated the active compounds responsible for the remarkable antidepressant effects of this herb. Two of these compounds – brahmoside and brahminoside – have sedative effects, whilst research shows that Gotu Kola reduces anxiety by around 50% in human studies.
Another study has found that Gotu Kola reduces the “startle response” caused by sudden noises within 30 – 60 minutes after ingestion. The acoustic startle response is a reliable way to measure anxiety, a greater general startle reflex being associated with higher anxiety levels.
Gotu Kola is a well known super-antioxidant for the brain, helping to protect brain cells from free radical induced cell death. A powerful brain detoxifier, symptoms of toxic overload in the brain manifest as brain fog, memory loss and lack of concentration to name but a few. This powerful herb destroys toxic accumulations in the brain, including residues of heavy metals, pharmaceutical and recreational drugs, improving the blood flow, which results in a clearer mind and elevated mood.
Used for centuries in traditional medicine as a liver detoxifier, Gotu Kola helps to detoxify the rest of the body by drawing out fluid from tissues, promoting urination and helping to eliminate excess fluid from the body.
How to use:
Suggested Dosage Gotu kola Herbal Powder- Fair Trade 1- 5 grams mixed with milk or juice. Spread over a day. Gotu kola Herbal Tincture- 1-3ml up to three times a day Extraction Ratio 1:5 Alcohol Vol. 70% Made with dry & wild herb or as directed by a Herbal practitioner.
Active constituents include saponins, asiaticoside, madecassoside and madasiatic acid. It also contains flavonols, amino acids, fatty acids, sterols, saccharides, and some mineral salts.
Do not take Gotu Kola if you are taking tranquilisers or sedatives, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. It has been known to create a rash or headache in those who are sensitive.
GOTU KOLA (Centella asiatica) Leaf C/s
These ingredients have been tested and carefully selected by a certified herbalist.
All tonics, loose teas, herbal leaves, and powders should be refrigerated after seal is broken for longest potency and freshness of herbs. Herbal compounds such as tinctures and capsules doesn’t need to be refrigerated and should be stored in a cool, dark place out of direct light. These methods will guarantee the longest potency and freshness. All herbal compounds will have expiration dates on the item packages effective immediately. If Stored correctly these herbal compounds will last far longer than the recommended expiration date.