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gotu kola

gotu kola

The intelligence and longevity herb. One of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Used to help revitalize the brain and nerve cells, increase intelligence, memory, longevity and decrease senility by improving blood flow to the brain. Supports immune function and adrenal energy, a powerful blood purifier, treats chronic skin conditions. Promotes calmness and clarity of mind, nerve function, rich in B vitamins. Lowers cholesterol, used to heal ulcers, urinary tract infections, lower blood pressure, increase memory and lifespan, and smooth muscle relaxant. Regulates the intestinal flora. Used externally to accelerate skin healing, shingles, wounds, inflammation. Gotu kola, unlike kola nut, does not contain caffeine. Rounded retro-looking leaves on thin stems that creep along the ground, with pinkish red flowers in umbrella-clusters close to the ground, each flower partly enclosed by 2 green bracts. Grows in tropical ditches and moist areas, many of the gotu kola products come from third world sewage ditches, so its good to grow your own.
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The food plants comprise fruit trees and shrubs (mango, tomato, coconut, eggplant, cucumber, jak fruit, passionfruit, woodapple), vegetable herbs (spices and other food additives) and green leaves (spinach and local leaves such as gotukola and katuru murunga).
Evaluation of anxiolytic properties of Gotukola - (Centella asiatica) extracts and asiaticoside in rat behavioral models.
The ayurvedic medicinal plant Gotukola (Centella asiatica) was evaluated for its anxiolytic properties.
Keywords: Gotukola (Centella asiatica); Natural health product; Asiaticoside; Anxiety; Rat trial; Elevated plus maze; Open field; Social interaction; Locomotor activity; Vogel; Novel cage
The most prominent group of biologically active compounds isolated from Gotukola is the terpenes (Shukla et al.
2000) study, the effective anxiolytic dose of Gotukola in humans was estimated at 12 g of crude leaf material per subject.
Ayurveda recommends mixing Gotukola with milk before its administration in order to achieve the intended psychoactive effects (Sushruta, ~600BC).
Effects of whole plant materials from different Gotukola products