Gotu kola is known throughout the Asian world as a potent medicinal herb and a tasty food. It has been utilized for thousands of years in both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda for its wound healing properties and for its positive effect on memory and focus. Just recently its value has been recognized in the U.S. as an herb that supports cognition and vascular health.
Gotu kola promotes healthy memory functioning and alertness.*
Tonic, analgesic, febrifuge, alterative, diuretic, vulnerary, rejuvenative, anthelmintic1
Triterpenoid saponins such as asiaticoside, oxyasiaticoside, and madecassoside, centelloside, centellasponins, brahmoside, brahminoside, thankunoside, isothankunoside, sapogenins from various chemotypes such as asiatic, madecassic, centellic, indocentoic, brahmic, thankunic, isothankunic acids, volatile oil, rhamnose, arabinose, glucose, fructose, sucrose, rafinose, pectin, centellose, glycerides of oleic, linoleic, lignoceric, palmitic, stearic, linolenic and elaidic acids, steroids, amino acids, flavanols, polyphenals, tannins, carotenoids, villarin, and ascorbic acid.2
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
- Mcintyre A. The Ayurvedic Bible: The definitive guide to Ayurvedic Healing: Ontario; Firefly Books Ltd. 2012.
- Khan, I. A., & Abourashed, E. A. (2011). Leung's encyclopedia of common natural ingredients: used in food, drugs and cosmetics. John Wiley & Sons.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
For educational purposes only.