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Gotu Kola 1kg £18.50
Also known as Centella asiatica, Gotu kola has a long tradition of use in herbal medicine, especially Ayuredic and Chinese, for healing and revitalising. Traditionally it has been used to help relieve arthritis and skin conditions, improve circulation, decrease inflammation, speed wound healing, boost the immune system, and help reduce stress and anxiety. It is a very useful herb for horses.
Gotu kola is used in natural medicine as a nerve tonic to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, and also to improve cognitive function – calmness, concentration and memory. Research suggests it may help reduce the “startle response” in horses. It is an adaptogenic herb which helps improve the body’s response to stresses, both internal and external. It has been observed that elephants, known for their memory and longevity, enjoy eating the leaves!
It is a herb which may be very useful in relieving skin conditions and supporting tissue repair and wound healing. Studies have shown that phytochemicals in gotu kola help maintain the integrity and vitality of blood vessels and connective tissue. It may support the body’s production of tissue-building substances such as chondroitin sulphate, collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Together with its anti-inflammatory properties, this helps explain how this herb may speed tissue and wound healing and minimise scarring. It is often chosen by herbalists to support the healing of tendon, ligament and soft tissue injuries. Research has shown that is has the ability to improve circulation, and help address circulatory problems such as water retention. It is also considered useful in helping relieve the symptoms of arthritis. It may also help cleanse the blood and support and strengthen adrenal health. It is regarded as one of the most rejuvenating plants.
Gotu kola is an ingredient in Silent 4 for Dogs Calmer.
Ingredients: gotu kola, cut dried leaf
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