Gotu Kola is a biologically active food supplement used to treat varicose veins, skin diseases and convulsive conditions.
Release form and composition
They produce Gotu kola capsules in packs of 60. The active component of the dietary supplement is an Indian plant powder Gotu Kola, as well as an extract of Centella Asiatic.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Gotu Kola is used for prophylaxis or as part of the complex therapy of the following diseases:
- Increased intracranial pressure due to various causes;
- Convulsive syndrome;
- The consequences of traumatic brain injury;
- Encephalitis, meningitis, arachnoiditis of a chronic or acute nature;
- Depression of varying severity;
- Progressive memory loss in old age;
- Chronic stress, reduced adaptation to the body to the effects of the environment;
- High blood pressure;
- Atopic dermatitis;
- Chronic fatigue syndrome;
- Thrombophlebitis and varicose veins.
The use of Gotu Cola helps to improve cerebral circulation and microcirculation, has a pronounced sedative effect, accelerates the healing of burns, wounds and abrasions, improves mental abilities, reaction speed and memory.
According to the instructions Gotu Kola should not take:
- In case of intolerance to the active component of the drug (may cause the development of allergic reactions);
- At the age of 12 years;
- During the period of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It is not recommended to use the drug for people with cancer, high cholesterol in the blood, diabetes.
Dosing and Administration
Gotu Cola capsules are taken orally during meals. The standard dosage is 1 capsule twice a day.
Application Gotu Kola is mainly tolerated by patients positively, side effects are rare. The most common side effects are skin rash, nausea, excessive sedation, increased blood sugar or cholesterol, allergic reactions, fatigue, reduced ability to conceive.
If any of the above side effects appear, it is recommended to stop taking the drug.
Gotu Cola can interact with medications that cause drowsiness, regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels, as well as steroids, phenylbutazone, and various supplements and herbs that have similar effects.
Before you start using Gotu Kola, especially if you have any diseases, you should consult with your doctor.
Simultaneously with the drug can be applied local funds intended for internal use.
In addition to Gotu Kola capsules, dried plant raw materials are also used, which can be applied orally or topically. From the plant prepare infusions and extracts, which are used externally for burns, scars, cuts. They make compresses: moisten gauze in the infusion and apply it on the sore spot.
In this case, treatment should begin with a weaker concentration, gradually increasing it as necessary.
You can also make tea from the plant. To do this, 1-2 teaspoons of dried raw materials pour boiling water and let it brew for 15-20 minutes.
The structural analogs of the capsules of Gotu Kola include the dried raw material of the same-named plant, ground into powder.
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Gotu Cola is stored in a dry, cool, out of reach of children place. Shelf life supplement is 2 years.