Also referred to as Centella, Asiatic Pennywort or Indian Pennywort, Gotu Kola grows in the wetlands of Asia. It's native to China, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and South Africa and has been around for centuries. It's said to enhance spirituality being referred to as the 'herb of enlightenment'.
Gotu Kola packs a lot of health benefits which include some of the following...
- Gotu Kola has the potential to improve cognition and sharpen memory at a molecular level by enhancing the activity of a pathway that is associated with long-term memory.
- it effectively enhances antioxidant activity in your tissues which aids in wound healing and skin regeneration.
- possesses anxiolytic and antidepressant properties healing reduce anxiety, ease depression, calm nerves and can act as a sedative to promote better sleep.
- prevent gut ulcers, some studies suggest the Gotu Kola can prevent and treat these harmful lesions by strengthening the intestinal barrier and blocking damage from harmful free radicals.
-because Gotu Kula enhances antioxidant activity in the body, this can reduce inflammation and aid in the treatment of several inflammation disorders.
Side effects while uncommon may include headaches, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, and skin irritation. If any of these occur discontinue use straight away.
Gotu Kola is not recommended during pregnancy and breast-feeding as its effects have not been studied on infants or children.