Beauty News, Vanessa Megan
Exploring the Ingredient: Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola, also known as Centella Asiatica, is a plant that has been employed for thousands of years in Asia and India to address various health and skin concerns.
Historically, it has been used as a tonic to enhance mental focus, a remedy for respiratory infections, and a topical solution for healing wounds and skin issues like psoriasis and even leprosy. In China, its nickname, “the fountain of life,” attests to its incredible versatility and value.
In recent times, Western Medicine has utilized Gotu Kola to manage chronic vein problems, specifically poor blood circulation and varicose veins. Additionally, it serves as a powerful natural ingredient in skincare.
What does Gotu Kola look like?
Belonging to the parsley family, Gotu Kola is odorless and tasteless. It features small fan-shaped leaves, diminutive white and purple flowers, and tiny oval fruits. The leaves and stem of the plant are primarily used for medicinal purposes. Despite its name, Gotu Kola is unrelated to the Kola plant and contains no caffeine or stimulant properties.
Using Gotu Kola internally – Why you should take Gotu Kola before flying?
It can be beneficial to take Gotu Kota as a supplement before flying, as research indicates that it reduces swelling in the ankles and legs caused by cabin pressure. Additionally, it can help alleviate water retention. Gotu Kola aids in enhancing blood vessel elasticity, preventing leakage and sluggishness.
Consequently, this can promote wound healing, as Gotu Kola contains chemicals called triterpenoids that fortify the skin, boost antioxidants in wounds, and improve blood flow to affected areas. This healing effect can occur both through topical application (in anointment) or internal consumption (as a supplement).
Can Gotu Kola boost your memory?
The same chemicals found in Gou Kola appear to possess natural anti-anxiety properties and have been shown to improve mental funciton in clinical studies. It has proves particularly effective in enhancing memory, leading to its investigation as a supplementary treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and as a preventative measure. Another study discovered that individuals taking Gotu Kola were less prone to sudden startles and experienced reduced anxiety overall.
Can Gotu Kola help heal and prevent stretch marks?
Gotu Kola has been utilized to alleviate pain related to scleroderma (skin hardening) and as a gentle sedative for those suffering from insomnia. The triterpenoids found in the plant boos collagen production from within the body, which can aid in adressing joint, ligament, and cartilage isseus, as well as easing, healing and preventing stretch marks on the skin. Furthermore, it assists in overall wound healing, accelerating the process and reducing scarring.
Detoxify your lover and kidneys with Gotu Kola
Recent studies on Gotu Kola indicate its potential as a detoxifier for liver and kidney toxicity, as it mitigates the side effects of specific antibiotics used to treat respiratory illnesses. This suggests that individuals can take crucial medications with fewer severe side effects.
Skin benefits of Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola’s benefits extend to your skin as well. This remarkable plant contains a potent blend of phytochemicals, fatty acids, amino acids, and beta carotene, all of which help the skin defend itself against environmental stressors and combat aging signs.
How can Gotu Kola help reduce wrinkles and cellulite?
Its exceptional firming properties not only target wrinkles but also diminish cellulite. Gotu Kola contains flavonoids, phytonutrients that combat free radicals, protect against damage, and stimulate collagen production, thereby enhancing elasticity.
By increasing blood flow to the areas where it is applied, Gotu Kola not only improves skin function but also promotes healing, making it ideal for skincare products targeting blemishes, scars, and eczema. It has even been used topically to address hair loss, as it reoxygenates blood near the scalp skin.
Which products contain Gotu Kola?
We incorporate Gotu Kola into our potent Green Coffee and Gotu Kola Beauty Veil Lifting Serum, where it works alongside antioxidant-rich green coffee to boost collagen and firm the skin.
It is also a key ingredient in Cryo Facelift Ice Cube Treatments, where it stimulates cell growth and encourages blood flow to reduce puffiness and enhance cellular regeneration.
The powerful phytonutrients of Gotu Kola are featured in our Collagen Boosting Gel, where they are combined with hyaluronic acid to create a delivery system that penetrates deep into the epidermal layer of the skin. This encourages elasticity, blood flow, suppleness, and overall skin health.