Collections: Medicinal Herbal Blends
This blend is 30 servings, 1 TBS each or 90 servings, 1 tsp each.
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.
Ginkgo leaf, also known as gingko biloba, or maidenhair, has been used to heal various health ailments for thousands of years. It's been said that ginkgo leaf is the most commonly ingested herb for brain health. These precious leaves helps improve my cognitive function, it elevates my mood, increases my energy, and helps to improve my memory. This medicinal herb also acts as an antioxidant to protect my brain cells from damage. For these reasons alone, this is what makes gingko leaf such an important part of my life! Gingko also contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and platelet-forming & circulation-boosting effects in my brain, and throughout my entire body.
So what other sort of symptoms or conditions would I use gingko leaf for?
Since ginkgo leaf contains an alkaloid that can support neurotransmitters, which is particularly important for people suffering with neurological conditions, like dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, or ALS -- I would make sure that this herb was in my daily infusions. That goes if I suffered with any neurological diseases.
If I was recovering from a stroke, or suffering with headaches and migraines, or had circulatory problems relating to memory impairment, I would be sure to bring in the gingko leaf. If I had issues with sleep, or dealt with any mood disorders, or needed help to increase my libido, I would include ginkgo leaf into my roster of medicinal herbs. If I had symptoms like hearing loss, dizziness, or tinnitus, I would use gingko leaf, as its been said to decrease the severity of these symptoms.