Gotu Kola: A superfood for your skin

The world is steadily discovering the benefits of Ayurvedic herbs and how they contribute to better health as well as their benefits for our hair and skin. One such Ayurvedic ingredient is Gotu Kola. 

What is Gotu kola

Gotu Kola also known as Centella Asiatica is and ancient herbal remedy that has been used for thousands of years in India and is now becoming popular in the West. Gotu Kola is a perennial plant with fan-shaped leaves that grows in marshy areas and riverbanks that promotes the healing of burns and other skin wounds. It possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antitumor properties. It also considered as a mild diuretic. This Ayurvedic ingredient is rich in vitamins and minerals such as manganese, calcium, magnesium, zinc, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin A.

What are the benefits

Gotu Kola has been used in Ayurvedic traditional medicine for years to enhance the nervous system and slows down the aging process.

It is normally used in active ingredients that are tonics, body-firming products, wound healing and anti-aging skin care products. It help keeps the skin cells tough and makes it resistant to sagging. This Ayurvedic ingredient is particularly supportive in soothing skin irritations caused by stress, making it an excellent choice for massaging the scalp and feet.

Gotu kola is a great blood purifier and is used in the treatment of chronic skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema.  

How to incorporate Gotu kola in your skincare routine

Face and body oil

You can use Gotu kola to create a face or body oil for rejuvenated skin

You can also purchase Gotu Kola oil click here.

Serums and emulsions

You can include Gotu Kola extract in serums, in emulsions 

In creams and lotions

You can purchase Gotu Kol extract here

Want to learn how to formulate a serum with Gotu Kola for rejuvenated skin? Click here to learn more.

Have you tried Gotu Kola, if yes please share your tips and recipes with us.

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