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Supplement Facts

Take 2 capsules daily, preferably with food.

Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 50
Amount Per Serving % DV
Sodium 5.00 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.00 g 0%
Gotu Kola 950.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium Stearate

Caffeine FREE

Warning: Freshness & safety sealed with printed outer shrinkwrap and printed inner seal. Do not use if either seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.

Distributed by Nature's Way Products, LLC
Green Bay, WI 54311 USA

Health Notes

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Wound Healing
Dose: Take a standardized herbal extract providing 60 mg total triterpenoids once or twice per day
Applying an ointment containing gotu kola may speed healing of skin wounds.(more)
Skin Ulcers
Dose: Apply an ointment or powder containing 1 to 2% herbal extract daily
Gotu kola extracts may be used topically to help speed wound healing.(more)
Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Gotu kola contains substances that inhibit scar tissue from forming, it has been used in the medicinal systems of central Asia for centuries to treat numerous skin diseases.(more)
Scars
Dose: Refer to label instructions
The primary active constituents of gotu kola may prevent excessive scar formation by inhibiting the production of collagen (the material that makes up connective tissue) at the wound site.(more)
Wound Healing
Dose: Take a standardized herbal extract providing 60 mg total triterpenoids once or twice per day
Applying an ointment containing gotu kola may speed healing of skin wounds.(more)
Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Gotu kola contains substances that inhibit scar tissue from forming, it has been used in the medicinal systems of central Asia for centuries to treat numerous skin diseases.(more)
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Dose: 60 to 120 mg daily of a standardized herbal extract
Gotu kola extracts have been found to be successful in treating CVI in preliminary trials.(more)
Varicose Veins
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Supplementing with gotu kola may be helpful for varicose veins.(more)
Wound Healing
Dose: Take a standardized herbal extract providing 60 mg total triterpenoids once or twice per day

One preliminary trial found that a gotu kola extract helped heal infected wounds (unless they had reached bone).1 A review of French studies suggests that topical gotu kola can help wounds.2 One study found gotu kola extract helpful for preventing and treating enlarged scars (keloids).3 Standardized extracts of gotu kola containing up to 100% total triterpenoids are generally taken, providing 60 mg once or twice per day. Animal studies have shown that constituents in gotu kola, called asiaticosides, increase antioxidant levels during wound healing and facilitate repair of connective tissues.4, 5

References

1. Morisset R, Cote NG, Panisset JC, et al. Evaluation of the healing activity of hydrocotyle tincture in the treatment of wounds. Phytother Res 1987;1:117-21.

2. Kartnig T. Clinical applications of Centella asiatica (L) Urb. In Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture, and Pharmacology, vol. 3., Craker LE, Simon JE (eds). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986, 145-73.

3. Bosse JP, Papillon J, Frenette G, et al. Clinical study of a new antikeloid drug. Ann Plastic Surg 1979;3:13-21.

4. Shukla A, Rasik AM, Dhawan BN. Asiaticoside-induced elevation of antioxidant levels during acute wound healing. Phytotherapy Res 1999;13:50-4.

5. Shukla A, Rasik AM, Jain GK, et al. In vitro and in vivo wound healing activity of asiaticoside isolated from Centella asiatica. J Ethnopharmacol 1999;65:1-11.

Skin Ulcers
Dose: Apply an ointment or powder containing 1 to 2% herbal extract daily

Gotu kola(Centella asiatica) extracts are sometimes used topically to help speed wound healing. Test tube studies have found that extracts of gotu kola high in the active triterpene constituents asiaticosides, madecassoides, asiatic acids, and madecassic acids increase collagen synthesis.1, 2 An animal study found that topical application of asiaticoside isolated from gotu kola, used in a 0.2% solution, improved healing in nonulcer skin wounds.3 An overview of three small human clinical trials suggests that topical use of an ointment or powder containing a gotu kola extract high in the active triterpene compounds may speed wound healing in people with slow-healing skin ulcers.4 These studies used either a topical ointment with a 1% extract concentration or a powder with a 2% extract concentration. People in these studies were typically treated with intramuscular injections of either isolated asiaticosides or the mixed triterpenes three times per week while using the topical ointment or powder.

References

1. Marquart FX, Bellon G, Gillery P, et al. Stimulation of collagen synthesis in fibroblast cultures by a triterpene extracted from Centella asiatica. Connective Tissue Res 1990;24:107-20.

2. Tenni R, Zanaboni G, De Agostini MP, et al. Effect of the triterpenoid fraction of Centella asiatica on macromolecules of the connective matrix in human skin fibroblast cultures. Ital J Biochem 1988;37:69-77.

3. Shukla A, Rasik AM, Jain GK, et al. In vitro and in vivo wound healing activity of asiaticoside isolated from Centella asiatica. J Ethnopharmacol 1999;65:1-11.

4. Brinkhaus B, Linder M, Schuppan D, Hahn EG. Chemical, pharmacological and clinical profile of the East Asian medical plant Centella asiatica. Phytomedicine 2000;7:427-48.

Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Gotu kola has been used in the medicinal systems of central Asia for centuries to treat numerous skin diseases. Saponins in gotu kola beneficially affect collagen (the material that makes up connective tissue) to inhibit its production in hyperactive scar tissue following burns or wounds.1

References

1. Werbach MR, Murray MT. Botancial Influences on Illness. Tarzana, CA: Third Line Press, 2000, 143-7.

Scars
Dose: Refer to label instructions

The primary active constituents of gotu kola are saponins (also called triterpenoids), which include asiaticoside, madecassoside and madasiatic acid.1 These saponins may prevent excessive scar formation by inhibiting the production of collagen (the material that makes up connective tissue) at the wound site. These constituents are also associated with promoting wound healing. One preliminary trial in humans found that a gotu kola extract improved healing of infected wounds (unless the infection had reached bone).2 Additionally, a review of French studies suggests that topical gotu kola can improve healing of burns and wounds.3 Another trial found gotu kola extract helpful for preventing and treating enlarged scars (keloids).4

References

1. Kartnig T. Clinical applications of Centella asiatica (L) Urb. In Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture, and Pharmacology, vol. 3., Craker LE, Simon JE (eds). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986, 145-73.

2. Morisset R, Cote NG, Panisset JC, et al. Evaluation of the healing activity of hydrocotyle tincture in the treatment of wounds. Phytother Res 1987;1:117-21.

3. Kartnig T. Clinical applications of Centella asiatica (L) Urb. In Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture, and Pharmacology, vol. 3., Craker LE, Simon JE (eds). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986, 145-73.

4. Bosse JP, Papillon J, Frenette G, et al. Clinical study of a new antikeloid drug. Ann Plastic Surg 1979;3:13-21.

Wound Healing
Dose: Take a standardized herbal extract providing 60 mg total triterpenoids once or twice per day

One preliminary trial found that a gotu kola extract helped heal infected wounds (unless they had reached bone).1 A review of French studies suggests that topical gotu kola can help wounds.2 One study found gotu kola extract helpful for preventing and treating enlarged scars (keloids).3 Standardized extracts of gotu kola containing up to 100% total triterpenoids are generally taken, providing 60 mg once or twice per day. Animal studies have shown that constituents in gotu kola, called asiaticosides, increase antioxidant levels during wound healing and facilitate repair of connective tissues.4, 5

References

1. Morisset R, Cote NG, Panisset JC, et al. Evaluation of the healing activity of hydrocotyle tincture in the treatment of wounds. Phytother Res 1987;1:117-21.

2. Kartnig T. Clinical applications of Centella asiatica (L) Urb. In Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture, and Pharmacology, vol. 3., Craker LE, Simon JE (eds). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986, 145-73.

3. Bosse JP, Papillon J, Frenette G, et al. Clinical study of a new antikeloid drug. Ann Plastic Surg 1979;3:13-21.

4. Shukla A, Rasik AM, Dhawan BN. Asiaticoside-induced elevation of antioxidant levels during acute wound healing. Phytotherapy Res 1999;13:50-4.

5. Shukla A, Rasik AM, Jain GK, et al. In vitro and in vivo wound healing activity of asiaticoside isolated from Centella asiatica. J Ethnopharmacol 1999;65:1-11.

Burns
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Gotu kola has been used in the medicinal systems of central Asia for centuries to treat numerous skin diseases. Saponins in gotu kola beneficially affect collagen (the material that makes up connective tissue) to inhibit its production in hyperactive scar tissue following burns or wounds.1

References

1. Werbach MR, Murray MT. Botancial Influences on Illness. Tarzana, CA: Third Line Press, 2000, 143-7.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Dose: 60 to 120 mg daily of a standardized herbal extract

Gotu kola extracts, standardized to triterpenoid content, have been found successful in small preliminary trials to treat CVI.1 The amount of extract used in these trials ranged from 60 to 120 mg per day.

References

1. Brinkhaus B, Linder M, Schuppan D, Hahn EG. Chemical, pharmacological and clinical profile of the East Asian medical plant Centella asiatica. Phytomedicine 2000;7:427-48.

Varicose Veins
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Oral supplementation with butcher's broom1 or gotu kola2 may also be helpful for varicose veins.

References

1. Cappelli R, Nicora M, Di Perri T. Use of extract of Ruscus aculeatus in venous disease in the lower limbs. Drugs Exp Clin Res 1988;14:277-83.

2. Brinkhaus B, Linder M, Schuppan D, Hahn EG. Chemical, pharmacological and clinical profile of the East Asian medical plant Centella asiatica. Phytomedicine 2000;7:427-48.

Parts Used & Where Grown

This plant grows in a widespread distribution in tropical, swampy areas, including parts of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and South Africa. It also grows in Eastern Europe. The roots and leaves are used medicinally.

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