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Gotu Kola
(Hydrocotyle asiatica) aka - Indian Pennywort

Gotu Kola has been used in India and the islands of the Indian Ocean for centuries as a tonic and medicinal remedy since it was said to increase longevity and improve energy. Gotu Kola is considered to be one of the best herbal tonics. 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 cleanses and purifies the blood by neutralizing acids. Studies have shown that an ingredient in Gotu Kola, ‘asiaticoside,’ speeds the healing of wounds. It stimulates the capillaries and helps improve brain function, varicose veins, and hypertension. Some natural health professionals recommend Gotu Kola for ADHD. Gotu Kola is considered food for the brain and nervous system and can help improve brain function, which can benefit children suffering from ADHD. There have also been excellent results from studies done in treating burn patients with second and third-degree burns - Gotu Kola helped limit the swelling and shrinking of skin, a result of the burning. Furthermore, it reduced infections and scarring and decreased healing time.

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Gotu Kola may provide relief from:

• Arteriosclerosis
• Burns/Blisters
• High Blood Pressure
• Depression/Nerves
• Memory Loss
• Epilepsy
• Heart Problems
• Poor Circulation
• Spinal Meningitis
• Wound Healing

Gotu Kola

  • Properties: Alterative, Anti-asthmatic, Antispasmodic, Blood purifier, Diuretic, Nervine Primary nutrients: Catechol, epicatechol, magnesium, theobromine, Vitamin K
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