Traditional use of Centella asiatica (also known as gotu kola) dates back to the 17th century and extends from India to Asia and from Africa to Latin America. Centella asiatica is listed in the Chinese, Indian, German and British Pharmacopaeia.
¤ Several recent studies have confirmed its benefits, particularly as a psychotropic for use in the treatment of various mental disorders, such as mental fatigue, epilepsy and hysteria. It has also been shown that Centella asiatica can significantly improve the IQ of children and reduce anxiety levels in adults.
¤ The triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica has a scientifically-proven veinotonic effect and reduces uronic acid, beta-glucuronidase, beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase and arylsulfatase in connective tissue and in the vascular wall. 60 mg a day of standardised extract improves the condition of varicose veins. 30 mg of triterpenoids three times a day improves veinous hypertension.
¤ Other studies have highlighted the anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and anti-ulcer effects of Centella asiatica which also has a beneficial effect in facilitating collagen synthesis, epithelium formation and speeding up wound-healing.
Take one to three capsules a day at mealtimes, or as advised by your therapist.