Know and love your herbs – Gotu kola (aka ‘botox in a bottle’)

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Gotu kola herb

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البيانات التاريخية للفوركس Essentially, gotu kola is a facilitator of tissue healing by promoting the speed and quality of connecting tissue regeneration (the building blocks of most body structures) by enhancing the synthesis of collagen in the body, not just in the skin. There are many herbs that do this when applied topically to the skin but very few have this property after oral consumption.

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free indian site for dating According to one study, a cream containing gotu kola applied around the eyes of 27 women for 12 weeks was associated with improvement or elimination of wrinkles in 18 (1). Another six-month randomised, double blind study was conducted on sun-damaged skin of 20 female volunteers to assess the impact of a topical treatment containing vitamin C and gotu kola. The researchers concluded that there was a significant improvement in the clinical score for deep and superficial wrinkles, suppleness, firmness, roughness and skin hydration.

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estrategia opções binarias 5 minutos The Indian yogis believe that gotu kola helps in their meditation, mental alertness and mental focusing. Students have also reported better memory and information retention during exams.

buy lisinopril uk The herb also helps to purify the blood, promotes better circulation, increases energy, helps with high blood pressure, balances blood sugar, rejuvenates and balances the mind, assists with weight loss, helps with arthritis and rheumatism, treats liver and kidney problems, and is anti-stress. It is a good source of vitamin K (which is used in blood clotting as well as bone maintenance and repair), bande di bollinger e macd opzioni binarie magnesium, när blir Sildenafil Citrate billigare calcium, sodium, vitamins B1, B2 and B6.

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corsi trading roma If you didn’t know about this impressive herb before, I hope you will appreciate gotu kola’s many applications and consider including it in your herbal remedies.

The above material is meant as information only. Research on applications of gotu kola has been done by various institutes and universities which concluded that more examination is called for on this ancient herb. Always consult a qualified herbalist before using herbs in any form.

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References
(1) Lee J, Jung E, Lee H, et al. Int J of Cosmetic Science. 2008;30(3):167–173. 171.
(2) Kashmira J. Gohil, Jagruti A. Patel, and Anuradha K. Gajjar;  Pharmacological Review on Centella asiatica: A Potential Herbal Cure-all; Indian J Pharm Sci. 2010 Sep-Oct; 72(5): 546–556. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3116297/

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6 Comments on “Know and love your herbs – Gotu kola (aka ‘botox in a bottle’)”

  1. mahani alkaff

    Hello Joanna,
    Very informative article on Gotu kola which we call penggaga in my country. We have used it and are still using it and I have seen amazing results!. Can you give me details of the first study you quoted as I am doing a research paper for my course on gotu kola.
    Thank you,
    Mahani Alkaff
    Contact: 07717758770

    1. Joanna Sochan

      Hi Mahani
      Thank you for reading my post and for your enquiry. I have updated the post with the reference to the first study mentioned in the article (Lee J, Jung E,Lee H, et al. Int J of Cosmetic Science. 2008;30(3):167–173. 171) as listed in the Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, Modern Herbal Medicine by Kerry Bone & Simon Mills (2nd edition, 2013, p. 665).

      Good luck with your studies!
      Best regards
      Joanna

  2. Taryn

    Hi!

    I’m searching for a high potency/concentration of gotu kola topical treatment for loose skin, and was wondering if you know of any available here in Aus..

    Thank you!

    1. Joanna Sochan

      Hi there
      I don’t know of any specific supplement but a compunding pharmacy may be able to make it for you. I suggest you contact/ look up online Newtons Pharmacy in Sydney (York St).
      Please let me know if you find a good topical gotu kola product!

      All the best
      Joanna

    1. Joanna Sochan

      I don’t prescribe gotu kola during pregnancy as it’s not clear if it’s OK to do so. Depending on the reason you’d like to take it, you can look at other herbs with similar actions that may be suitable to use in pregnancy.

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