Gotu kola information
Gotu kola leaf is used by
herbal practitioners as a nervine tonic, brain tonic and for skin conditions.
Gotu kola leaf can be used for:
Poor memory and
Mental confusion and anxiety
(damage to the capillaries especially in the eyes and kidneys)
and decreasing capillary permeability
High blood pressure
Skin conditions such as
psoriasis and eczema
To prevent scar tissue build
up after injury or surgery
Do not use in pregnancy. Not suitable for sufferers of coeliac disease or those with fat malabsorbtion. Avoid if deficient in vitamins A, D or E
Essential oils, tannins,
triterpenoid ester saponins.
What herbal practitioners say about Gotu kola leaf
Gotu kola is traditionally
used in Ayurvedic medicine as a rejuvenating tonic for those burnt out 'type A'
people. It is also used in the treatment
of skin conditions especially where there is a nervous or stress-related
element. Gotu kola is a brain tonic,
helping to improve memory, focus and concentration and it is excellent for children
with learning difficulties such as ADHD and autism. It is useful in the treatment of varicose
veins and diabetic complications due to its positive effects on
microcirculation and capillary permeability.
Used topically it will accelerate the healing of ulcers, boils, and
Adult dose: 1.5 - 3mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.7 - 1mls three times a day.
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