This herb is used for the treatment of the common cold, urinary tract infection, influenza, shingles, tuberculosis, leprosy, H1N1 (Swine Flu), dysentery, cholera etc. Gotu Kola can be used for the treatment of all kinds of bacterial, viral and parasitical infection in human beings.
Gotu Kola also helps in the improvement of memory and intelligence, treating Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety etc.
Scientifically this herb is known as Centella Asiatica. It has anti-bacterial, anti viral and anti-inflammatory tendencies. Therefore, this herb can easily be used for the treatment of skin burns, psoriasis, dermatitis etc. This herb can easily heal the cut, wounds and burns on the skin because it has properties that increase the blood supply to the affected area and thus, raises the antioxidant level there. A rise in the antioxidant level promotes the production of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts help in synthesizing collagen and thus, help in diminishing the stretch marks and scars that appear on the skin.