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GOTU KOLA OIL


GOTU KOLA OIL

Centella asiatica

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 84696-21-9 ; 84776-24-9

EINECS Number: 283-640-5

Product Code: PHO7006

INCI Name: Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract (and) Sesamum indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil

PART USED Leaves

SYNONYMS Centella asiatica (L.) Urban
Hydrocotyle asiatica L.

COMMON NAMES Centella, Asiatic Pennywort, Brahmi Gotu Kola, Indian Water Navel Wort

EXTRACTION METHOD Infusion of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) herbs in organic Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Seed Oil

ORIGIN India

Centella asiatica, also sometimes referred to as Brahmi, is a small creeping herb that is native to Asia but now cultivated in other tropical and temperate swampy parts of Africa and the US. Centella asiatica is most popularly known by its Sri Lankan name: Gotu Kola. It is a aquatic plant and is easily found growing along streams, in rice paddy fields and other boggy surroundings. Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola is a renowned mental rejuvenative traditionally used to promote the intellect, improve mental performance, and support proper functioning of the nervous system.

Centella Asiatica plant has distinctive round leaves, with a strong resemblance to cerebellum. This is an interesting fact since this conforms with the doctrine of signatures that says herbs treat the part of the body that they resemble.

Brahmi has been used to refer two different Ayurvedic herbs - Bacopa monnieri and Centella asiatica. Brahmi is a Sanskrit word that literally means the feminine essence of universal awareness as well as the promoter of subtle mindfulness. They are also both highly revered for their enhancing properties for the nervous system. If we delve deeper, we find that the dual use of the name Brahmi can be understood in geographical terms; in southern India, brahmi refers to Bacopa monnieri; while in Northern India, brahmi refers to Centella asiatica.

REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES

Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola is regarded as one of the best brain tonics in the Ayurveda. It has been used in Asia for thousands of years, both as a medicine as well as delectable leafy vegetable. This luscious green herb is a favorite in helping to improve mindfulness, revitalize consciousness, and maintain a sharp intellect. It also supports healthy circulation to the brain, which supports cognitive functioning such as memory and concentration. Additionally, as a natural blood purifier and nervine, Gotu Kola is particularly supportive in soothing skin irritations caused by stress, making it an excellent choice for massaging the scalp and feet.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Our range of Ayurvedic Herbal Oils are specifically designed for skincare products and cosmetics and are made from the finest organic, ethically wild-crafted, pesticide-free and best quality plants and herbs. These are prepared via a cold process to avoid potential damage heat processing can have on product effectiveness. Each batch undergoes rigorous quality control efforts to assure consistency from batch to batch.

We can also customize the base oil used for extraction to fit your individual requirements. Requests for customized base oils can be made through our customer service.
Other Base Oils Available: Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil, Soybean Oil, Sesame Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil

This is a cosmetic product and is meant for external use only. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.

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