Parts used: Entire herb
Alterative, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, blood purifier, diuretic, nervine
Catechol, epicatechol, magnesium, theobromine, vitamin K
Gotu kola is considered to be one of the best herbal tonics. A tonic is a substance that works to put the body into balance, so that everything is working properly. An herbal tonic helps promote an optimum state in the body systems. Gotu kola gradually builds the nervous system as a nervous system tonic. It has been used for many different ailments, including nervous disorders, deficient mental function, memory problems, epilepsy and schizophrenia. It works by cleansing and purifying the blood by neutralizing acids and helps the body defend itself against toxins.
Gotu kola speeds the healing of wounds. It is considered a blood cleanser and is also effective for diseases of the lungs and leprosy. It stimulates the capillaries and helps improve brain function, varicose veins and hypertension.
Gotu kola is often used to increase mental function and performance. Many studies have confirmed the usefulness of gotu kola in improving brain function, and it is commonly prescribed in Europe and India for this purpose. It also helps the body overcome the negative effects associated with stress and fatigue.
Gotu kola improves learning and memory. Some natural health professionals recommend gotu kola for ADHD. It is considered food for the brain and nervous system and can help improve brain function, which can benefit children suffering from ADHD. Many have reported great improvement from using gotu kola, such as improved memory and mental alertness and longer attention span.
Gotu kola seems to be able to accelerate the healing of wounds and skin diseases. It has been shown to be beneficial in helping repair tissue after surgery and trauma. It has the ability to strengthen the veins and repair connective tissue. It also nourishes the motor neurons.
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