Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Plant)
Centella is a wetlands native plant with culinary and supplementation uses. Gotu kola’s supplemental value lies in its triterpenoids, or triterpenoid saponins.
The ability of triterpenoid saponins to break down lipids and increase collagen synthesis, make the gotu kola herb a popular ingredient in skin creams.
Centella Asiatica Benefits
Anecdotal reports compare gotu kola to bacopa monnieri because of its anxiolytic effects, yet there are no human studies on centella’s cognitive or anxiolytic benefits.
Centella Asiatica Extract Dosage
A standardized gotu kola extract ensures a minimum amount of active ingredients. This centella asiatica extract is standardized for 5% triterpenoid saponins.
These saponins are comprised of asiatic and madecassic acid, madecassoside and asiaticoside.
Take one capsule (600mg) daily.
Centella Asiatica Extract Side Effects
Though rare when taken as directed some users have experienced upset stomach and drowsiness when supplementing with Gotu Kola.
Synonyms: gotu kola