GOTU KOLA (Hydrocotyle asiatica) aka - Indian Pennywort
Gotu Kola has been used in India for centuries as a tonic and medicinal remedy. A tonic is a substance that works to put the body into balance, so that everything is working properly. Gotu Kola gradually builds the nervous system as a nervous system tonic. It has been used for many different ailments, including nervous disorders, deficient mental function, memory problems, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. It is reported to cleanse and purify the blood through neutralizing acids and helps the body defend itself against toxins. Gotu Kola is often used to increase mental function and performance. Some natural health professionals recommend Gotu Kola for ADHD as they have reported great improvement from using it, such as improved memory and mental alertness and longer attention span. Gotu Kola has also shown to be beneficial in helping repair tissue after surgery and trauma. It has the ability to strengthen the veins and repair connective tissue. It also nourishes the motor neurons.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Gotu Kola can provide relief for: • ADHD • Arteriosclerosis • High Blood Pressure • Poor Circulation • Depression/Mental Problems • Heart problems • Memory loss • Nervousness