origin : India
Despite its common name, Gotu Kola, also known as Indian pennywort, brahmabuti, hydrocotyle, Indian water navelwort, madescassol, marsh penny, talepetrako, thick-leaved pennywort and/or white rot is not related to the kola nut, contains no caffeine and has no stimulant properties. Quite the contrary, Centella asiatica is actually has calming properties. In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, doctors in India have traditionally used Centella asiatica granules for various ailments. Gotu Kola Herb, is native to the tropical regions of Asia and Africa, particularly Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Traditionally, the leaves of such herbs are dried and steeped in order to create a tea or infusion. It may also be taken powdered in capsule form.
MAIN ACTIONS :
- stimulates blood flow in the capillaries
- reduces venous stagnation
- imporves cholestrol balance
- helps break down aged red blood cells
- reduces acidity in blood
- inccreases circulation to extremeties and brain
- sweet + bitter
Warning : photosensitivity may occur, drowsiness with large doses, no major contradindications have been determined with drug use and herb
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition.
In addition, many herbs are not safe in pregnancy, lactation, children, and in certain health conditions.
When using plants medicinally, please check with your licensed healthcare provider. In addition, strongly consider working with a trained herbalist.