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Gotu Kola

Also Called Mandukaparni




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In India, Gotu Kola is regarded as pherhaps the most spiritual of all herbs. Growing in some areas of the himalayas it's used by Yogis to improve meditation. It is said to develop the crown chakra, the energy center at the top of the head and to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which the leaf is said to resemble.



This information is intended for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice or to replace independaent professional judgment. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult a doctor before beginning any new herbs.

Cautions: There is concern that gotu kola might cause liver damage. People who already have a liver disease such as hepatitis should avoid using gotu kola. It might make liver problems worse. Gotu Kola might cause too much sleepiness if combined with medications used during and after surgery. Stop using Gotu Kola at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Anxiety-It is said to combat stress and depression, energize flagging mental powers, increase libido, ward off a nervous breakdown and improve reflexes. It energizes the central nervous system and rebuilds energy reserves.

Vasodilator-Herbs than open and expand the blood vessels help to lower blood pressure. Need of this herb can be caused by hypertention and many other stresses on the body. It soothes and minimizes varicose veins and helps to minimize scarring. It hastens the healing of wounds.

Rejuvenating-Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative nervine recommended fore nervous disorders including epilepsy, senility and premature aging. As a brain tonic it is said to aid intelligance and memory. So thats why it looks like a brain.

Toxin Defense-Gotu Kola can relieve high blood pressure and helps the body defend against various toxins. It is used to treat rheumatism, blood diseas, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infectioins, venereal disease, hepatitis and high blood pressure. 

Skin Repair-Daily local application to the affected area along with intramuscular injections, limited the shrinking of the skin as it healed. It is know to prevent infection and inhibit scar formation.

Wound Healing-It reduces scarring when applied during inflammatory period of the would found effective when applied on patients with third degree burns, when the treatment commenced immediately after the accident.

Immune Fortifyer-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 restfull sleep.

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