Origin - Madagascar
Gotu Kola has been used as a herb in Ayurveda, and in the traditional African and Chinese medicine. Centella asiatica is initially called “the tigers’ grass” because tigers used to come and roll in to heal their wounds when they had been hurt.
The Gotu Kola extract contains a number of active substances such as triterpene saponins, polyacetylene compounds, tannins, flavonoids etc. The extract helps the cell regeneration mechanism and stimulates the formation of new, healthy cells. It also contributes to the elastin and collagen repair, stimulates the blood circulation and metabolism, strengthens the blood vessels’ walls and makes the skin firmer. It controls the pores’ size by tightening it.
Gotu Kola has pronounced antimicrobial and antivirus properties. It is traditionally used as a wound-healing agent and for treating various skin inflammations.