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Gotu Kola


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Common Names:  Brahmi (Sanskrit Name), Man-t’ien-hsing (Chinese Name), Centella, Indian Pennywort, Marsh Pennywort, Hydrocotyle

Scientific Name: Centella Asiatica L.,  Hydrocotyle Asiatica L., Umbelliferae

Common Uses:  Alterative, antipyretic, diuretic, febrifuge, antispasmodic, nervine, sedative, tonic A mildly bitter herb that stimulates the central nervous system, aids in the elimination of excess fluids, shrinks tissues, decreases fatigue and depression. Used for rheumatism, neuralgia, blood diseases, congestive heart failure, sore throat, tonsillitis, colds, coughs, swelling due to phlebitis, hay fever, leg cramps, swelling of the legs, hepatitis, epilepsy, premature aging, senility, leprosy, syphilis, eczema, psoriasis, malaria, a blood purifier, urinary tract infections, venereal disease, measles, insomnia, nervous and distressed emotions, and stress. Acts as a diuretic. May neutralize blood acids and lower body temperature. Good for liver and heart function. May promote hair growth when combined with eclipta. Gotu Kola is known as the “memory herb”. It stimulates circulation to the brain. Given for forgetfulness or confusion. Considered to be one of the best nerve tonics and many people use Gotu Kola to increase learning ability. It promotes mental calm and clarity and assists in the practice of yoga and meditation

*Warnings: Do not use during pregnancy. One manufacturer cautions to avoid this herb if an over-active thyroid is diagnosed. High doses can cause headaches or aggravate itching, and even temporary loss of consciousness 

Origin : Cultivated in the United States. Native to Asia and the South Pacific. Commonly grows in the Himalayas

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Encapsulated, Cut and Sifted, Powder


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