What is Gotu Kola?
Gotu Kola is a popular staple in the Chinese tradition. Traditional Chinese and Indonesian cultures as well as Ayurveda have recognized herb for its healing properties.
Due to its nutrient properties, Gotu Kola is also referred to as the herb of longevity. Now, only a few studies(1) have been done to support the supposed benefits. If you’re looking to take it regularly, you may expect increased brain function, faster healing of damaged skin tissues, and improved kidney and liver health.*
What is Gotu Kola Good For?
Here are some Gotu Kola benefits you probably didn’t know about.
Boosts Cognitive Activities
Gotu Kola consists of essential nutrients that help boost brainpower. Regular consumption of Gotu Kola can help enhance your cognitive functions.*
A study in 2016 observed the effects of Gotu Kola and folic acid on three patients who had cardiac arrests. The patients were divided into three groups. The first group was given 1 gram of Gotu kola tea per day, whereas the second group was given 750 milligrams. The third group was only given folic acid. All the patients showed significant recovery signs, but the first group had reported more strength and energy compared to the rest.
Reduces Stress and Promotes Calmness
Researchers have stated that Gotu Kola can have an calming effect on sleep-deprived patients. Sleep deprivation can cause several ailments and impact our energy levels, mood and digestive health.*
Patients who consumed Gotu kola for one week showed minimum signs of anxious feelings even after being sleep-deprived for over 72 hours.
Improves Blood Circulation
Gotu Kola consumption may help reduce issues with blood circulation like fluid retention and ankle swelling.
Regular consumption of Gotu kola can help you fight these conditions and also support a healthy inflammation response.*
You may also use this herbal medicine in case you are suffering from any kind of skin swelling.
We recommend doing a skin patch test before using Gotu kola extract or any tropical medicine.
A Healing Herb That Reduces Scarring
Adding some Gotu kola extract to your wound dressing may help it to heal faster. This works on any kind of wound, including clean cuts and irregular tears.*
It also may help minimize the scarring of your wound. It is believed that the terpenoid contents in Gotu kola help to prevent new stretch marks from occurring.*
Moreover, Gotu Kola acts as an effective antioxidant. Adding it to your diet may not be suitable for everyone, so please consult a doctor or medical expert before using it.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.