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 in 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 works by cleansing and purifying the blood by neutralizing acids and helps the body defends itself against toxins. Gotu kola is often used to increase mental function and performance. Some natural health professionals recommend Gotu kola for ADHD. They have reported great improvement from using Gotu kola, such as improved memory and mental alertness and longer attention spans. Gotu kola has 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.
- Actions: Alterative, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, blood purifier, diuretic, nervine Used for preventing: • ADHD • Arteriosclerosis • Blood pressure, high • Circulation, poor • Depression • Heart Problems • Memory Loss • Mental Problems • Nervousness • Weak Veins Preparation and dose: 2-4 grams (1-2oz) per day. Acute uses 6-8 grams (3-4oz) per day.