Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola Builds Collagen

Gotu Kola builds Collagen.

Gotu Kola or Centella asiatica is an important medicinal herb that was widely used in Asia and is now becoming popular in the West. Triterpenoid and saponins are the primary constituents of Gotu Kola. These components are  believed to be responsible for its therapeutic actions. Excellent for healing the skin, this herb is recommended for the treatment of skin lesions associated with leprosy, lupus, varicose ulcers, eczema and. psoriasis.

This herb is commonly known as mandukparni, Indian pennywort or jalbrahmi. It has been used in the Ayurvedic tradition of India for thousands of years.  In China, it is called gotu kola, and called the “miracle elixirs of life”.

Do not confuse Gotu kola with kola nut as it does not contain any caffeine and is not a stimulant.

Research Studies Show Just How Effective Gotu Kola Is

Research studies show that Gotu Kola is effective in wound healing.  A preclinical study reported that various formulations (ointment, cream, and gel) of Gotu Kola applied to open wounds in rats (3 times daily for 24 days) resulted in increased cellular proliferation and collagen synthesis at the wound site, as shown by an increase in collagen content and tensile strength. The wounds healed faster.  Yet, more interesting, the study showed that healing was more prominent with a gel product than heavy oil based product. It is for this reason that all Organic Apoteke moisturisers are light water gel formulations. These formulas are more effective at getting the active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin and increase skin healing.

Gotu kola also has an effect on keratinization. This means the skin becomes thicker. This is particular important as our skin gets thinner as we grow older. This is part of the reason that the skin sags, Gotu Kola therefore has wonderful anti-aging benefits.

Here’s What Gotu Kola Can Do For Your Skin

Our Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum harnesses the healing powers of Gotu Kola to heal and rebuild the skin. It helps rebuild collagen and elastin, tone, firm and replenish the skin from inside out.