has been found to have important beneficial effects on solid tissues, including skin, connective tissue, lymph tissues, blood vessels, and mucous membranes. It also reduces tissue inflammation and infection while promoting post-surgical healing.


... Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is not related to the cola nut (Cola acuminata, Cola nitada, other Cola species) of South America.

In recent animal studies, oral gotu kola has been shown to have anticonvulsant, pain-relieving, and sedative effects. All of these central nervous system effects are thought to be related to increased levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) that are associated with taking gotu kola. GABA is a neurotransmitter (a chemical that carries messages from nerve cells to other cells) that helps to regulate the speed of nerve cell firing. GABA is also known to help prevent seizures and promote relaxation. Very early results from an animal study show that gotu kola may also help prevent brain cell damage caused by Alzheimer''s disease. The exact ways that gotu kola may affect the central nervous system are not completely known and more research is needed to confirm or disprove these effects. ...

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