Collections: Medicinal Herbs
A note from @The_Smile_Enthuisiast, longevity coach and co-creator of our Medicinal Herbal Blends.
Gotu kola has absolutely nothing to do with soda pop ;).
This is a medicinal herb, that is also an adaptogenic herb, which makes it excellent for strengthening the adrenal glands. It has tremendous healing properties that are known to benefit a wide variety of ailments. It is rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex as well as minerals such as silicon, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. I use gotu kola because of its energy boosting properties, and for its reputation with improving memory, brain function, and cognitive skills—you all know how much I love to nurture my noodle ;). I also appreciate how gotu kola functions as a blood cleanser for me, and it’s also known to help improve the condition of my circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems.
So what other sort of symptoms or conditions would I use gotu kola for?
If I was dealing with brain fog and forgetfulness, or needed assistance in preventing stress related illnesses such as headaches, exhaustion, insomnia, and indigestion, gotu kola would be part of my life.
If I suffered from any neurological disorders including dementia, bell’s palsy, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, bipolar disorder, tremors, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Tourette syndrome, and narcolepsy—I would be bringing in the gotu kola.
If I had high blood pressure, hepatitis, urinary tract infections, heart disease, venereal diseases, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, I would be making infusions using gotu kola, daily. Gotu kola contains triterpenoid compounds that can help to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, veins, and capillaries which significantly improves blood flow and circulation. These abilities make it an effective remedy for varicose veins, leg cramps, ulcers, retinopathy, hemorrhoids, and chronic tingling of the arms & legs too.