Gotu Kola

From our list of ailments, see what Gotu Kola can be used for:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Appetite Lack of
  • Circulation Poor
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Depression Mild
  • Diaper Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Forgetfulness
  • Frigidity
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impotence
  • Insomnia
  • Jaundice
  • Liver
  • Memory
  • Nervous Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Restlessness
  • Sexual Desire Impaired
  • Shingles
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Sleeplessness
  • Swelling
  • Tension
  • Tetters
  • Varicose Veins
  • Virility
  • Water Retention
  • Wounds

Natural Remedies using Gotu Kola

Extracts (Gotu Kola) — With antiedemic and antiinflammatory activity, the triterpenoids promote healing and keratinization, stimulating the epidermis (asiaticoside may inhibit the synthesis of collagen and mucopolysaccharides in connective tissue). Hydroethanolic extracts showed anticonvulsant (40, 50, 60 mg/kg orl mouse), anxiolytic (75 mg/kg orl rats cf 2 mg diazepam ipr rat), and sedative effects (75, 150, 300 mg/kg orl mouse), but no conclusive anorective effect. Leaves marketed in Brazil as an antiobesity compound. LD50 >675 mg/kg orl rat. Results seem to verify

Activities (Gotu Kola) — Adaptogen (MB); Alterative (f; CRC; KAB; PED; SUW); Analgesic (1; ABS; WHO); Angiogenic (1; PH2); Antiallergic (1; VAG; VVG); Antibacterial (1; PED; PHR; VAG); Anticonvulsant (1; CAN; WHO); Antidepressant (1; ABS; PHR); Antidote (f; AKT); Antiedemic (1; CAN; WHO); Antifertility (1; APA; CAN; WOI); Antiinflammatory (1; FNF; PED; PH2; WHO); Antileprotic (1; PNC); Antimitotic (1; VAG); Antipyretic (1; CRC; KAB; VAG; VVG; WHO); Antirheumatic (1; CAN); Antiseptic (1; ABS; VAG; WBB); Antispasmodic (1; PED; VAG; WO2); Antistress (1; VAG); Antitumor (1; PH2; VVG); Antiulcer (1; CAN; PED; PH2; VAG); Antiuronic-acid (1; PH2); Antiviral (1; ABS); Anxiolytic (1; FNF; IJP29:S340; VAG); Aphrodisiac (f; APA; WOI); Arylsulfatase Inhibitor (1; PH2); Bitter (f; KAB); Carcinogenic (1; WHO); Cerebrotonic (1; CAN; PED; WHO); Cholinergic (1; CAN); Cicatrizant (1; WBB; WO2); Circulostimulant (1; DEP); CNS Depressant (1; CAN); Collagenic (1; CAN; PH2; WHO); Cytotoxic (1; PH2); Depurative (f; SUW); Dermagenic (1; WBB); Detoxicant (f; AKT; MBB); Digestive (f; CRC); Diuretic (f; CRC; PED; SUW; VVG); Emmenagogue (f; DEP); Fungicide (1; PED; VAG; VVG); GABA-Antagonist (1; VAG); GABA-Nergic (1; WHO); Beta-Glucuronidase Inhibitor (1; PH2); Hypoglycemic (1; WBB); Immunomodulator (1; ABS); Immunostimulant (1; PNC); Lactagogue (f; WO2); Laxative (f; KAB; VVG); Memorigenic (1; AKT; CAN; MBB; SUW; WO2); Mucogenic (1; WBB); Narcotic (f; CRC; DEP; WO2; ZUL); Nervine (f; PED); Phagocytotic (1; PNC; ZUL); Propecic (1; KAP); Radioprotective (1; PH2); Restorative (f; CRC); Sedative (1; ABS; APA; KAP; ZUL); Spermicide (1; CAN); Stimulant (f; APA); Stomachic (f; CRC); Tonic (f; APA; CRC; SUW; VAG); Tranquilizer (1; KAP; VAG; VVG); Vulnerary (1; ABS; CAN; WHO).

ADD and ADHD, Alzheimers Disease, Anxiety, Appetite Lack of, Circulation Poor, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Depression Mild, Diaper Rash, Fatigue, Fever, Forgetfulness, Frigidity, Heart Disease, Hyperactivity, Impotence, Insomnia, Jaundice, Liver, Memory, Nervous Conditions, Obesity, Psoriasis, Rash, Restlessness, Sexual Desire Impaired, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Skin Ulcers, Sleeplessness, Swelling, Tension, Tetters, Varicose Veins, Virility, Water Retention, Wounds

The Benefit of using Gotu Kola as a natural cure

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Gotu Kola) — Class 1 (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). LRNP (December 1988) says that, despite claims of nonallergenicity, dermatosis has been reported in some patients taking gotu kola. Asiaticoside may be carcinogenic to the skin, following repeated applications (MB). Reading their account, I’d not be any more afraid of gotu kola than wild lettuce. Contraindicated in epilepsy and pregnancy; may photosensitize (MB). CAN cautions against dermatosis and phototoxicity.