Gotu kola benefits

Medicinal Properties:

Clinical studies over the years have proved that gotu kola is a good skin and tissue rejuvenator. It speeds healing of wounds of all kinds (including burns, ulcers, and surgical incisions) and deters scarring and keloid formation. One small study even offered hope for people with the connective tissue disease scleroderma. After taking just 20 milligrams of an extract three times a week, only 2 of 13 study participants failed to experience better finger dexterity, less joint pain, and a reduction in skin hardness.

People with varicose veins and other vein-related disorders benefit, too. Lack of sufficient blood flow, leg swelling, leg cramps, spider veins, numbness, and a heavy feeling in the legs all improved for about 80 percent of the people who ingested extracts as part of clinical studies. Other studies have demonstrated that the herb even helps reduce cellulite and deters a far greater skin affliction: leprosy.

Scientists don't know precisely how or why gotu kola heals and regenerates body tissue, but they're setting their sights on phytochemicals such as asiaticoside, asiatic acid, and other triterpenes. These substances appear to support connective tissue and blood vessels, maintain the structural integrity of the protective sheaths that surround our veins, and buck up the body's production of such connective building blocks as chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. In animal experiments, asiatico-side even accelerated the growth of hair and nails.

Gotu kola benefits

 
 
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