Gotu Kola Powder (The Healing Herb, Brain Health, Anxiety)
Gotu Kola Powder
About Got Kola
Gotu kola is a renowned herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. Scientifically known as Centella asiatica, gotu kola has been used for thousands of years in ancient medicine by the Chinese, Indians and even Africans for treatments of various illnesses and as a supplement. Since the ancient times, the natives called gotu kola the healing herb. The perennial plant is quite unique since it has no taste or smell. The plant which grows in areas with plenty of water has small fan-shaped leaves and stems which are used as medicine.
It can be processed and made into tablets or powder after which it is sold as herbal medicine by the pharmacists. Cosmetic manufacturers also consider it a wonder herb and use it as an ingredient to make skin creams and lotions due to its ability to treat scars and improve skin health. It is revered for its cognitive functions.
Gotu kola has been used for centuries due to its numerous health benefits. Some of these benefits include
- Helps in the healing of wounds
Gotu kola powder has several healing abilities. First, gotu kola has the ability to protect a wound from more infection thus helping the wound heal faster. Secondly, it helps fastens the healing time of a wound by allowing appropriated blood flow around the wound. It also aids in anti-oxidation since it contains triterpenoids, chemical compounds which are vital in healing of wounds as well as improving antioxidant properties around the wound.
- Helps to improve skin health
Many cosmetic manufactures consider gotu kola as an ingredient for skin care creams. This herb is famous in the skin care industry for its ability to perform wonders to damaged or scarred skin. Application of gotu kola daily over a period of time helps to strengthen the top layer of the skin and improve the healing properties of the skin’s epidermis. It is recommended for people who have previously had scarring from surgeries or severe burns. It also helps to eliminate wrinkles, blemishes and acne that may be brought about by ageing. Basically with its antioxidant properties, you are assured of graceful ageing.
- Restores blood vessels and veins functionality
Gotu kola is used to treat chronic venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency is when veins carrying blood to the heart are weakened by damage of their tissues thus leading to accumulation of blood in the veins in the legs. This condition leads to varicose veins, leg sores and spider veins. Severe cases may lead to blood clots in the legs. Gotu kola contains chemical ingredients which control leakage from blood vessels by strengthening of blood vessels. It also helps in circulation of blood through the body by repairing of capillaries and other small vessels. It also helps to treat leg cramps and phlebitis.
- Improves brain health
Gotu kola helps to improve brain health by providing enough oxygen to the brain. This leads to improved cognitive functions. Since it is an antioxidant, it protects the brain from oxidative stress that may be caused by physical and mental stress like anxiety, smoking and other activities. It also protects the brain from free radicals and toxic materials such as lead, aluminum and arsenic by neutralizing their toxicity levels. It also helps to protect the brain from migraines, brain fogs and even Alzheimer’s.
How to use
We suggest taking 1 -5 grams up to 3 times a day mixed with water, juice or smoothies