Wellbeing Herbs: Gotu Kola

This herb is also known as Centella Asiatica.Here are some of the powerful health benefits of gotu kola:

Skin Care

Rich in antioxidants, it contains saponins which improve the appearance of the skin. It can reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes. 

Boosts Circulation

The plant extract can protect and strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, which prevents blood leakage and optimizes the circulatory system, and stimulates the flow of blood, which increases oxygenation in different parts of the body and important organ systems. This also alleviates problems caused due to poor blood circulation such as swelling, leg heaviness, and pain.

Relieves Psoriasis Symptoms

Gotu kola can inhibit skin cell reproduction. 

Prevents Thrombosis

Gotu kola helps prevents blood clotting and as a herbal remedy may aid in alleviating the symptoms of thrombosis.

Stomach Ulcers

Asiaticoside present in the gotu kola acts as an anti-gastric ulcer drug.

Anxiety & Depression

Gotu kola can have a positive effect on anxiety issues as it lowers the stress hormone, cortisol, and increases serotonin and dopamine levels.

Boosts Cognition

Gotu kola extract has a positive impact on the circulatory system, thereby oxygenating more of the brain and allowing cognition to improve.

Prevents Nervous Disorders

Gotu kola has an anxiolytic activity that helps relieve stress, enhance mood, and induce sleep, thereby calming the nervous system.

Improves Memory

The gotu kola extract has been traditionally used to improve memory in India as Ayurvedic treatment. 

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