This week, we’re exploring Gotu kola!
We’ve included Gotu kola in our Daily Glow Hemp Seed Capsules, alongside skin nourishing nutrients for effortlessly healthy, glowing skin.
So, what exactly does gotu kola do to the body and why should we be taking it? Here's the lowdown.
WHAT IS GOTU KOLA?
Gotu kola is a herb in the parsley family.
It is commonly used in Traditional Chinese medicine and has been known as the ‘herb of longevity’.
CAN GOTU KOLA HELP ME SLEEP?
With its perceived ability to treat anxiety, stress, and depression, Gotu kola may also be used to treat insomnia accompanying these conditions.
“If you’re a high wired person, high frequency, or anxiety type person then try things like herbs and adaptogens ...that calm the nervous system.”- Charlotte Dormon, Holistic Health Coach
HOW DOES GOTU KOLA WORK?
Gotu kola contains certain chemicals that seem to decrease inflammation and also decrease blood pressure in veins.
Gotu kola is used for burns and poor circulation that may lead to varicose veins (venous insufficiency). It is also thought to help reduce scars and stretch marks.
CAN GOTU KOLA REDUCE SWELLING?
Studies have found that Gotu kola can reduce problems with fluid retention, ankle swelling, and circulation on long-haul flights.