Gotu kola for Memory
This article is about Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) uses for memory support and for recalling facts from brain. Weak memory, poor concentration, less ability to recall facts are the bad effects of today’s stressful and competitive world and these problems also occur due to aging. Gotu kola is described by Charak an ancient sage, as an anti-aging plant and this has been used for many centuries as a brain tonic.*
Click here to read a study on Gotu kola on the US NIH (National Institute of Health) site.
Nature always offers many gifts to human beings. One of the gifts is Gotu kola. From ancient times it has been used as a memory and concentration enhancing herb.*
Researchers stated that in clinical trials, this has been found to improve the power of concentration. It also acts as an antioxidant; hence it is also useful in neurological conditions caused by free radical damage.*
“It is one of the best psychotropic herbs and it increased the general mental ability, overall general adjustment and mental concentration at the end of six months of human trials”. Ref: Medicinal plants cultivation & their uses.*
Gotu kola helps to regain general mental health.*
Researchers stated that it acts like a tonic and stabilizes cell membrane and the revitalization of connective tissue. It also causes an overall decrease in the level of metabolic imbalances, thus facilitates learning and retention.*
Studies show that the herb tones up circulatory system and is said to improve the veins and capillaries.*
In Ayurveda in the ancient texts of Charak Samhita, Susrutha Samhita, this herb has been described as something that can help to improve memory and concentration.*
Generally, poly herbal supplements containing Gotu kola along with proven memory enhancing herbs like Ashwagandha, Bacopa, Aloe weed and Licorice, have a higher efficacy to enhance memory and concentration. Such formulations are also useful to improve the power of recollection and sharpness.*
Dr. Deo is an herbalist and an Ayurvedic Doctor.
All the information provided above should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. *Any statements made above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any herbs or products discussed above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.