Organic Gotu Kola (Premium)

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Caution: Gotu Kola interacts with sedative medications (CNS depressants). Check with your doctor to ensure safe use if on medication or pregnant.

Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) is native to India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and South Africa. A member of the Apiaceae family, Gotu kola is also known as Brahmi in Aryuvedic medicine, and is widely used in Chinese traditions too. The Hosa and the Mfengu tribes in East Africa have used it both as a food and a medicine for many years. Gotu Kola has been used to ease the mind and calm the body in meditation practices. It has also been proven to help with symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency extending to poor circulation. The saponins (asiatic acid) in Gotu Kola appear to promote neuronal growth and protect against glutamate induced cell damage.

Country of origin: Sri Lanka

All Herbal Infusions include unbleached, plastic free tea bags

Eco-Friendly: Our tubes are 100% recyclable (cardboard) also our block bags and inner packets are 100% home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards (made from vegetable starch)

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How to use

Gotu Kola can be made into a tea.
To make a tea:

1. Use a ratio of 2-3 tsp (2-3g) of Gotu Kola to 1 cup (250ml) of water.
2. Boil the water using a kettle or pot.
3. Add herbs to a teapot then add boiled water or add herbs to a pot of boiled water (heat switched off).
4. Cover and allow to sit for 5-10 mins then strain and serve. Have 2-3 cups daily.
5. You can add citrus and natural sweeteners for extra flavour, we do not recommend sugar.

Nutritional information

Gotu Kola contains the following constituents in varied amounts.

Phytonutrients:
Flavonoids
Tannins
Polyphenols

Minerals & vitamins:
Calcium
Chromium
Cobalt
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus
Potassium
Selenium
Silica
Sodium
Vitamin A
Vitamin B-Complex

Herb profile

This is for information purposes only.

Name: Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Also known by: Asiatic pennywort, Indian Pennywort, Marsh Penny, Indian
Hydrocotyle, White Rot, Thick-leaved Pennywort, Hydrocotyle

Description: Gotu kola, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the flowering plant family Apiaceae. The plant, growing to twenty inches with fan-shaped leaves. It has clusters of red flowers and bears fruit, but it is the leaves that are valued for its medicinal use.

Habitat: Habitat: Gotu Kola is indigenous to Southeast Asia, India, Sri
Lanka, South Africa, parts of China, Madagascar, southeast America, Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia, and eastern South America.

Parts of plant used: The dried and fresh leaves and stem.

Background information and Traditional Uses:

Gotu Kola is an Ayurvedic herb that was first used in India it has a reputation for helping to balance the mind and rejuvenate the body and promoting long life It is used still today as an aid in meditation to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain and help you to “Centre” yourself and thoughts – It is regarded as one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine. In Chinese and Indian traditional medicine it also plays an important role in helping memory loss and fighting aliments of the mind.

Daily Dosage: 0.6 gm of dried leaves or infusion taken 3 times daily; normal single dose is 0.33 to 0.68 gm.

Properties:

Calcium
Manganese
Magnesium
Sodium
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1,2,3,
Zinc

Active ingredients:

Triterpene acids: including asiatic acid, madecassic acid (6-hydroxy asiatic acid), terminolic acid

Triterpene acid ester from oligosaccharides (pseudosaponins): including asiaticoside, asiaticoside A, asiaticoside B

alkaloids (hydrocotyline)

Volatile oil

Contraindication

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Although there have been case reports of allergic contact dermatitis due to Gotu kola use, the plant's sensitizing capacity is considered low (Bilbao,1995; Danese, 1994; Gonzalo, 1996; Hausen, 1993).

Aja Nova Organic makes no medicinal claims about our herbal products.

Always check with a licensed herbalist or practitioner/doctor when using herbal supplements for specific issues or if on medication or pregnant.

weight

100g, 50g

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