Guta Kola

Centella asiatica

Gotu Kola has been playing an important role in herbal medicine for thousands of years, where it has been used to heal wounds and improve cognition. Thanks to several extensive studies, the theory has now been confirmed that gotu kola is indeed a remarkable memory booster, supporting focus and cognitive function.


Originating from India and used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine it was utilised to treat burns, wounds, ulcers, and inflammatory skin conditions.

Eventually it found its way to European herbalists and was even accepted as a drug in France in the 1880’s.


Gotu Kola is a plant that supports connective tissue and collagen by protecting it and encouraging new growth. It is a builder and strengthener, boasting many nourishing compounds and active nutrients. Its most effective components are said to be a number of tripernoids that have been proven to have incredible effects on tissues and cells.


These components not only stimulate the production of collagen, but actually make it stronger. Much like our own skin and connective tissue, Gotu Kola is strong and has a flexible quality to its texture. There are many studies showcasing Gotu Kola’s ability to stimulate and protect collagen.


Gotu Kola accelerates the wound healing process, increases blood flow to damaged tissues, and increase antioxidants in wounds to provide protection. Rich in antioxidants it supports healthy ageing, however it also helps to increase the activity of the most potent antioxidant our own cells make, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and is therefore an invaluable plant in the fight against free radical damage, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and  wrinkles, while slowing down the skin’s visible ageing process.


With its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and sedative properties, Gotu Kola offers a potent remedy for any inflammatory skin condition including eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

 

Our organically certified Gotu Kola is sourced from Sri Lanka through an Ethical Trading Initiative that esnsure the rights of the workforce to fair pay and conditions.