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Gotu Kola Benefits, How to use – Memory booster, Anti Oxidant – Ayurveda Details

Gotu kola benefits: Gotu kola is a good herb to improve memory. Gotu Kola is beneficial in skin conditions, to improve circulation etc. Apart from taking its supplements, fresh leaves of Gotu kola can also be used to prepare various dishes. 

Gotu kola is also known as Indian Pennywort. In Sanskrit, it is called Mandukaparni. It is often used in the name of another herb called Brahmi. Its botanical name is Centella asiatica.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola - Centella asiatica

Gotu Kola Ayurveda – Gotu Kola is used in Ayurveda since thousands of centuries. Its reference is found in ancient text books like Sushruta Samhita, Charaka Samhita etc.

Gotu Kola benefits as per Ayurveda :  Gotu Kola is widely used for its memory booster benefits. As per Ayurveda, it helps to improve memory and intelligence.

  •  Hridya – Gotu kola is useful to strengthen heart. It is a good heart tonic.
  • Improves strength, immunity, voice tone.
  • Gotu Kola is used for anti aging purpose. It does rejuvenation.
  • It is used in the treatment of skin diseases, diabetes, fever, cough and other respiratory conditions.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.
Gotu Kola is a natural coolant, having bitter and astringent principles.

Recent research on Gotu Kola benefits –   Gotu kola is an effective herb against depression. Gotu Kola is rich in anti oxidants  like superoxide desmutase. reference Gotu Kola is known to have healing effect over of gastric ulcers.

How to use Gotu Kola?  Fresh juice extract of the green Gotu Kola leaves is used in Ayurveda. Gotu kola leaves are also used in many Indian Chutneys. Its dry herb powder is also used. Nowadays, tablets and capsules of Gotu kola is also available. Gotu Kola can be given to children, and elderly. In pregnancy, it should be taken only if the doctor suggests. Usually, it is not recommended during pregnancy.

Where can I buy Gotu Kola?  Organic certified Gotu Kola can be purchased here.

Organic Brahmi Gotu Kola Powder 1/2 Lb

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Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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