Gotu Kola has been traditionally used as a remedy for countless ailments. It has been used extensively over several thousand years in remedies for many physical conditions including syphilis, hepatitis, rheumatism, leprosy, mental illness, stomach ulcers, mental fatigue, epilepsy and diarrhea. It is also used to stimulate urination, relieve physical and mental exhaustion, eye diseases, inflammation, asthma, high blood pressure, liver disease, dysentery, urinary tract infections, eczema, and psoriasis. Herbalists and natural medicine practitioners strongly believe that Gotu Kola has several curative qualities. Many of them uphold that the Gotu Kola herb has properties that help reduce fever and relieve congestion caused by colds and upper respiratory tract infections.
Women have used Gotu Kola for the purposes of birth control, and some herb specialists have established that Gotu Kola is an antidote for poison mushrooms and arsenic poisoning. They also claim that Gotu Kola preparations can be used to treat snakebites, herpes, fractures, and sprains.
Recently Gotu Kola has gained popularity as a natural remedy for the skin and connective tissue healing for disorders that cause connective tissue swelling such as scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis (arthritis occurring in conjunction with psoriasis), anklylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine), and rheumatoid arthritis. Gotu Kola is also said to support the brain, nervous system and vein health.
More recent studies confirm many of Gotu Kola's traditional uses and also suggest possible new applications for Gotu Kola, such as lowering high blood pressure, treating venous insufficiency (pooling of blood in the veins, usually in the legs), boosting memory and intelligence, easing anxiety and speeding the healing of wounds and burns.
While treating stress-related disorders like panic attacks and problems related to anxiety Gotu Kola has shown some extremely remarkable results. Scientists have established that compounds in Gotu Kola known as triter-pene acids bind to receptors in your central nervous system and reduce your startle response.
One of the many benefits of Gotu Kola include its effectiveness in treating various skin conditions and in the treatment of cellulite and keloids. The hardening of connective tissue cells below the skins surface causes cellulite and Gotu Kola seems to be very effective in slowing down this process.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Gotu Kola powder may include:
● Improving adrenal function
● Supporting the nervous system
● Accelerating the healing of wounds & burns
● Healing connective tissue & skin
● Relieving physical & mental exhaustion
● Reducing anxiety & panic attacks
● Supporting healthy brain function
● Reducing blood pressure
● Reducing inflammation
● Support for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease
● Boosting memory & intelligence
● Reducing venous insufficiency
● Improving vein health
Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie.
Botanical Name: Centella Asiatica
Other Names: Indian Pennywort, Marsh Penny, Spadeleaf, Tiger's Herb, Brahmi, and Pennywort.
Origin: Sri Lanka - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Gotu Kola powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw Organic Gotu Kola powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic raw Gotu Kola powder in a cool, dark, dry place.