Gotu Kola is popularly known as Centella Asiatica, is a wetland plant that is abundant in the Southeast Asia as well as in India. This plant has been used to treat many conditions for many years in India, China and Indonesia. It's claimed to be effective for various diseases such as cholera, syphilis, hepatitis, stomach ulcers, mental fatigue, epilepsy, diarrhea and other severe infections. As of today, the leaves of the plant have been utilized for psychological improvement and mood enhancement. The plant, which is otherwise called Indian pennywort in the United States, can be utilized to reduce melancholy and tension, while enhancing general cognitive function.
Gotu Kola is not like kola nut (also known as Cola Nitida). Gotu is not considered a stimulant and it does not contain caffeine. Gotu Kola flourishes in and around water, its leaves and stems are what's used as medicine. It is a member of the parsley family; it has no taste or smell. It has little fan-molded green leaves with white or light purple-to-pink blossoms, and little oval fruit.
Cholecystokinin receptors, which are responsible for regulating our physical and emotional responses like the feelings of satisfaction, pain relief, and anxiety, are found throughout our central nervous system. Gotu Kola has the ability to bind to cholecystokinin receptors and is known to have a calming effect.
Gotu Kola contains chemicals that can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Studies show that consuming Gotu Kola orally for couple of weeks could help enhance blood circulation and may help those suffering from swelling secondary to poor blood circulation in their lower extremities. Brahmoside and brahminoside, which are components of the traditional remedy Brahmi of Bacopa Monnieri, are stress relievers that increases the effects of Gotu Kola (stacked). In addition to its positive effects, Gotu Kola also has the ability to increase collagen production, which is important in healing wounds.
Gotu Kola is usually served in tea and is a more intense version of the chamomile tea. One of the most important effects of Gotu Kola is its ability to provide a calming effect on our central nervous system. Therefore, it is good in in relieving stress and anxiety.
Gotu Kola also has the ability to relieve both emotional and physical fatigue. This is because of its ability to relieve inflammation, decrease muscle pain, and promote calming effects on the tired muscle. GABAergic supplements inhibit the over-activity of nerve cells in our brain when stress triggers. In order to strengthen its effects on stress relief, it is advisable to combine Gotu Kola with other supplements that enhances the body's GABA response.