Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) is a soft herb found all over India near marshy areas up to 600 meters. Its leaves have shape and appearance like a webbed feet of frog. For medicinal purpose the leaves of the plant or whole plant is also used.
Ayurveda mentions its uses as Brahmi herb especially for treating brain disorders, skin diseases, neural disorders and insomnia due to its adaptogen property, central nervous system relaxant, sedative, detoxifier, blood-purifier, laxative, diuretic, emmenagogue properties. Gotu Kola is believed to have vasodilator action which helps to improve blood circulation & remove toxins from skin. Gotu Kola is used in Ayurveda- for improving memory, intelligence and speech. The intake of herb overcomes mental confusion and supports better thinking.
As per modern scientific study, Gotu Kola contains triterpenoids, saponins, alkaloids, bitter principles (vellarin). It contains asiaticoside - asiaticoside shows beneficial effects in leprosy and skin diseases. It helped to reduce the number tubercular lesions in the liver, lungs, nerve ganglia and spleen in experimental animals.
Alkaloids present in Gotu Kola is reported to exhibit tranquilizing and anabolic activity. Gotu Kola is also regularly used in children to prevent hyperactivity and promote memory status. It supports improvement of speech quality in children with speech debility. Gotu Kola is also given to improve lymphatic systemic and pacify symptoms of syphilis and joint inflammation.
In general, Gotu Kola is rich in medicinal properties and used in varied diseases as alternative, tonic, diuretic, anti-anxiety.
Helps to reduce brain nervousness and increase concentration
Supports as sensory organ tonic especially for speech disability
Helps to improve overall health and longevity
Take ½ to 1 teaspoon with 1 cup almond & honey milk early morning.