What gentle of leaves gotocola is?
Gotu kola, not to be confused with the caffeine-rich kola nut, is a red flowering plant that grows within India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and other hot, swampy areas throughout the world. It has be a part of traditional Indian Ayurvedic beneficial for centuries, and especially revered for its therapeutic benefits towards skin disorders. Gotu kola is also a food of choice for elephants. Some believe the herb help these animals - and perhaps humans as okay - live to a ripe old age.
Gotu kola contains chemicals call "triterpenes"; which help form collagen surrounded by bones, cartilage and connective tissue. Taken internally or applied topically, the herb can be beneficial for burns, keloid scars, incisions and wounds. It is also shows promise as a treatment for varicose vein as it helps strengthen blood vessel and improve blood flow. Some studies show gotu kola is powerful as a topical agent on psoriasis lesions.
Another use of gotu kola is for on an upward curve memory and mental acuity. Some studies show it helps boost the concentration levels of developmentally disabled children and Alzheimer's patients.