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Hydrocotyl asciatica / Gotu Kola Powder

Powdered Gotu Kola.
Hydrocotyl asciatica / Gotu Kola Powder is available for purchase in increments of 0.25 kilograms (Kg)

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Description

Centella asiatica or Hydrocotyl asciatica, commonly known as centella, Asiatic pennywort or Indian pennywort or Gotu kola, is a herbaceous, frost-tender perennial plant in the flowering plant family Apiaceae, subfamily Mackinlayoideae.

Centella grows in tropical swampy areas and is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and wetland regions of the Southeastern US. Because the plant is aquatic, it is especially sensitive to biological and chemical pollutants in the water, which may be absorbed into the plant. It can be cultivated in drier soils as long as they are watered regularly enough (such as in a home garden arrangement). It is used as a culinary vegetable and as medicinal herb.

The leaves of the plant contain glucoside, asiaticoside and acetic acid. The leaves and root contain acetic acid. The dried leaf contains centoic acid. The entire plant is rich in Vitamin B and C and carotenoids. It is mentioned in all the ancient scriptures of Ayurveda.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

Anti-Bacterial - Gotu kola has long been used in topical, oral, and injected forms to treat leprosy. In addition to its ability to heal the sores associated with leprosy, gotu kola may also have anti-bacterial properties.

Blood Pressure Reducing - Gotu Kola can relieve high blood pressure and helps the body defend against various toxins. It is used to treat rheumatism, blood diseases, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, venereal diseases, hepatitis and high blood pressure.

Circulatory - Gotu kola has a positive effect on the circulatory system. It improves the flow of blood while strengthening the veins and capillaries. It has been used successfully to treat phlebitis, leg cramps, and abnormal tingling of the extremities. It soothes and minimizes varicose veins and helps to minimize scarring.

Diuretic - It is a mild diuretic that can help shrink swollen membranes and aid in the elimination of excess fluids.

Nervine - recommended for nervous disorders, including epilepsy, senility and premature aging. It is also said to combat stress and depression, energize flagging mental powers, increase libido, ward off a nervous breakdown and improve reflexes.

Rejuvenative - It is regarded as one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine. It is said to fortify the immune system, both cleansing and feeding it and to strengthen the adrenals. It has been used as a pure blood tonic and for skin health. It has also been used to promote restful sleep.

Skin Complaints - Gotu kola reduces scarring when applied during inflammatory period of the wound. It can also be used to treat third degree burns. It is also useful in repairing skin and connective tissues and smoothing out cellulite.

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Gotu Kola Powder
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom

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