Blood Circulatory System Booster – Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) has the ability to speed up wound healing, improve skin health, soothe nervous disorders, treat respiratory issues, protect the heart, and boost the circulatory system. This herb exhibits anti-anxiety activity and is known to enhance mental function.
Gotu kola (Centella Asiatica) contains numerous vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Niacin, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) improves the appearance of the skin by stimulating blood flow to the cells and protecting it against infections and by doing so it also fastens the healing process. Its antioxidant properties reduce the signs of aging. Gotu kola is also used topically as an ointment to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Gotu Kola may improve poor blood flow to the legs and help to reduce swelling and is beneficial for people who suffer from Varicose Veins.
Gotu Kola is used in chronic conditions like psoriasis, abscesses, syphilis, hepatitis, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, mental fatigue, epilepsy, burns, fever, asthma, and osteoarthritis.
Gotu Kola activates the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that acts like fertilizer for your brain encouraging new brain cell formation and also increases nerve growth factor (NGF) which stimulates the growth of new nerve cells and safeguards existing ones.
Studies have directly connected Gotu Kola consumption to increased cognitive abilities. Some evidence suggests that it can slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Gotu Kola has been found to be effective in decreasing the frequency and severity of anxiety attacks in people suffering from general anxiety disorder.
Gotu Kola is a mild diuretic and stimulates the release of excess toxins and fat from the body decreasing the load on Liver and Kidneys.
Gotu Kola has also been suggested for congestive heart failure and regulation of blood pressure by relieving tension and anxiety in the arteries and blood vessels.
The soothing effects of Gotu Kola can reduce stress and promote healthy sleeping patterns in people suffering from nervous disorders or bipolar disease.
Apart from eliminating body and mental fatigue, Gotu Kola can also stimulate sexual desire as it acts as an aphrodisiac.
Always consult a herbalist or a medical practitioner before adding Gotu Kola to your herbal regimen.