While not as well known in the world of herbal supplements as some of its counterparts, Gotu kola packs a variety of health benefits in its own right. The plant goes by the Latin name Centella asiatica, and is also known as simply centella or Asiatic pennywort. It grows primarily in India and Southeast Asia. The leaves of the Gotu kola plant have been used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine for a variety of benefits.
Gotu kola has been shown to treat infections such as the common cold or flu. It also supports blood circulation and helps reduce stress and anxiety. One of the most conclusive benefits of this superfood is that it promotes general calmness and alertness. Gotu kola is also believed to improve memory, although it has not been studied enough to determine whether this is a direct result of Gotu kola, or a by-product of reduced stress and increased alertness, both of which would improve one's cognitive ability.
When taken in tablet form, it is recommended for adults to take 2 tablets twice per day before meals. Our serving size of 2 tablets contain 1.2 grams of Gotu kola extract.
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