Gotu Kola, Centella asiatica
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Vallerin, Volatile oil, Triterpenola glycosides, Alkaloids, Phytosterols, Mg.
Actions: Diuretic, Anti-rheumatic, Nervine, Dermatological agent, Alterative, Peripheral vasodilator, Rejuvenative, Anti-fibrotic (adhesions), Anti-tumour, Adaptogen.
It revitalizes the nerves and brain cells thus increasing intelligence, longevity and memory Gotu kola feeds the immune system and adrenal glands.
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Insomnia, Epilepsy, Premature ageing, Scleroderma, SLE, Hepatitis, low Libido, Poor Memory, poor Circulation, MS, Hair loss.
Also used after surgery for wound healing, high blood pressure. Endometriosis, tumours.
Herbal extract: 20-40mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter, sweet, cooling. Dosha: VPK=.
Caution: May aggravate itching, in large doses may cause headaches, temporary loss of consciousness.