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Gotu Kola (non-GMO) has been traditionally used as a remedy for countless ailments. It has been used extensively over several thousand years in remedies supporting a multitude of different areas of health and wellbeing. Herbalists and natural medicine practitioners strongly believe that Gotu Kola may possibly have has several powerful qualities. Many of them uphold that the Gotu Kola herb has properties that support a healthy immune system.

Some traditional claims that have not been validated by science is that 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 supporting skin and connective tissue healing problems such as scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis (arthritis occurring in conjunction with psoriasis), ankylosing 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 supporting healthy circulation and blood vessel health thereby possibly boosting memory and intelligence, easing anxiety and speeding the healing of wounds and burns.

Supporting the nervous system may be necessary when one has a predisposition to stress related problems. Gotu Kola has shown some extremely remarkable potential. Scientists have established that compounds in Gotu Kola known as triterpene acids may in fact bind to receptors in your central nervous system and reduce your startle response.

One of the many possible benefits of Gotu Kola may include its effectiveness in supporting the overall health of skin like cellulite and keloids. The hardening of connective tissue cells below the skins surface causes cellulite and Gotu Kola shows potential in possibly slowing down this process.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Gotu Kola Leaf Powder may include:

● May support glandular health
● Supporting the nervous system
● May support the healing process of wounds & burns
● May support the healing of connective tissue & skin
● May relieve physical & mental exhaustion
● May support stress related problems
● Supporting healthy brain function
● May reduce blood pressure
● Supports a healthy inflammation response
● May support the nervous system
● Reducing venous insufficiency
● Supporting 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.

Ingredients: Raw Organic Gotu Kola Leaf Powder.

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 Leaf 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 Leaf 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 Raw Organic Gotu Kola Leaf Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

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