Gotu Kola is a natural, adaptogenic, aquatic botanical native to parts of Southeast Asia and India, and has been used in traditional medicine for over 3,000 years with modern supplementation dating back to the 19th century.
✓ Collagen production
✓ Keratin production
✓ Strengthen elasticity
✓ Improve hydration
✓ Support cell repair
✓ Reduce stress
✓ Improve cognition
How it works:
The plant contains a host of bioactive natural compounds with a high abundance of triterpenoid saponins (i.e. centellosides), triterpenic acids, and glycosides. Recent research and clinical studies show active ingredients stimulate production of collagen and keratin, which support elasticity, hydration, tensile strength, and repair skin damage. Studies have also shown strong antioxidant and cognitive enhancing properties.
Safe and Effective Dosage:
Research supports safe and effective dosages between 30-750 mg per day.
RESEARCH &CLINICAL STUDIES
"Centella Asiatica in Cosmetology"
Centella asiatica known as Gotu Kola is a medicinal plant that has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years as well as in scientifically oriented medicine.
The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acids. Centella asiatica is effective in improving treatment of small wounds, hypertrophic wounds as well as burns, psoriasis and scleroderma.
The mechanism of action involves promoting fibroblast proliferation and increasing the synthesis of collagen and intracellular fibronectin content and also improvement of the tensile strength of newly formed skin as well as inhibiting the inflammatory phase of hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Research results indicate that it can be used in the treatment of photoaging skin, cellulite and striae.
"Pharmacological Review on Centella Asiatica: A Potential Herbal Cure-all"
In recent times, focus on plant research has increased all over the world. Centella asiatica is an important medicinal herb that is widely used in the orient and is becoming popular in the West.
Triterpenoid, saponins, the primary constituents of Centella asiatica are manly believed to be responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. Apart from wound healing, the herb is recommended for the treatment of various skin conditions such as leprosy, lupus, varicose ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, diarrhoea, fever, amenorrhea, diseases of the female genitourinary tract and also for relieving anxiety and improving cognition.
The present review attempts to provide comprehensive information on pharmacology, mechanisms of action, various preclinical and clinical studies, safety precautions and current research prospects of the herb.