Gotu Kola Herb, botanical name Centella asiatica, is a member of the Apiaceae carrot family. This no caffeine herb has been known to improve blood circulation and swelling. Due to its ability to improve blood circulation, Gotu Kola Herb is also known to aid in the healing of minor wounds. Gotu Kola is recognized as a type of Chinese Medicine used for the following:
- Common cold and flu.
Information provided by WebMD.
“Centella asiatica L. (Gotu Kola) is a nutritionally important plant and a valued traditional medicine in South East Asia… It is consumed in the form of GLVs and in the preparation of juice, drink, and other food products. It is also known to contain vitamins B and C, proteins, important minerals, and some other phytonutrients such as flavonoids, volatile oils, tannins, and polyphenol. In vitroand in vivo studies have shown important health benefits like antidiabetic, wound-healing, antimicrobial, memory-enhancing, antioxidant, and neuroprotecting activities.” Puhlished by the Department of Biochemistry, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa.
Chandrika, Udumalagala Gamage, and Peramune A. A. S. Prasad Kumara. “Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Nutritional Properties and Plausible Health Benefits.” in Advances in Food and Nutrition Research. Vol. 76, 2015, 125-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.afnr.2015.08.001
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