Gotu Kola benefits
Gotu Kola benefits for brain and memory support
In this article I am going to discuss about Gotu Kola benefits (Centella Asiatica) for memory and recalling facts from brain.
Weak memory, poor concentration, less ability to recall are the bad effects of today’s stressful & competitive world and these problems occur due to age also.
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Researchers stated that in clinical trials, Gotu kola has been found to improve the power of concentration. It also acts as an antioxidant, hence it is also useful in neurological disorders caused by free radical damage.
Gotu kola is described by Charak an ancient sage, as an anti aging plant. The herb that has been derived has been used for many centuries as a brain tonic.
It is one of the best psychotropic drugs. It has been found to offer a significant increase in the general mental ability, overall general adjustment and mental concentration at the end of six months of human trials.
Gotu Kola benefits and research done is here-
Gotu Kola helps to regain general mental health through its tonic effect.
Researchers stated that the tonic action of this involves the stabilization of cell membrane and the revitalization of connective tissue. It also causes an overall decrease in the level of metabolic imbalances, thus facilitating learning and retention.
Studies show that the herb tones up circulatory system and is said to improve the veins and capillaries.
The aqueous extract of the herb possesses an antioxidant effect but does not affect the behavioral despair and is comparable with diazepam (Valium).
In Ayurveda in the ancient texts it has been described as one that can help improve memory and concentration.
Generally, poly herbal supplements containing Gotu kola along with proven memory enhancing herbs like Ashwagandha, Bacopai, Licorice and Alow weed, have a higher efficacy to enhance memory and concentration. Such formulations are also useful to improve the power of recollection and sharpness.
I hope the above article on Gotu kola benefits is useful to all.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information on supplements is provided for educational purposes only.