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The rejuvenating gotu kola

Posted on May 10 2016

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also known as Indian pennywort and brahmi, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The plant has slender, creeping stems, smooth round leaves, and small pink flowers.  Its principle compounds include asiatic acid, madecassic acid, and asiaticoside. Gotu kola has been demonstrated in numerous scientific studies to increase cellular proliferation and collagen synthesis.  

 

While it has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for its sedative and memory-enhancing properties, it has become increasingly popular in the treatment of open wounds, scars, ulcers, and burns.  In fact, gotu kola is believed to bring about kaya kalp, or complete rejuvenation of the body.  We find the effects of gotu kola to be particularly rejuvenating indeed.  It is a key ingredient in our Lotus Flower & Rosewater Toner. 

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