Centellase, a chemical compound found in gotu kola, has been found to help reduce swelling and improve circulation in the legs of people suffering from circulation problems.
Because of this, it is also believed that gotu kola can help with reducing blood clots, but more research needs to be done in order to confirm this claim.
Gotu kola has also been found to have antioxidant properties. This means that extracts made from gotu kola could be used to prevent inflammation, and slow down damage of the cells.
This also means that it has potential for use in the treatment of cancer, but more studies need to be done regarding its effectiveness.
Gotu kola benefits the brain
Some studies have shown gotu kola extracts to have some potential as an antidepressant, antiepileptic, and can help revitalize the brain.
However, most of these studies have only been conducted on rats so more studies on the benefits of gotu kola for humans need to be done to better understand it medical potential for the brain.
Despite this, the current information that we have regarding gotu kola seems promising. The chemical compounds contained inside the plant have, indeed, shown that it can help with depression, epilepsy, as well as improve brain function.
It can also help with gastric ulcers
A study has found that gotu kola can help with treatment of gastric ulcers. The tests have shown that gotu kola extract can help in healing ulcers and there is potential for it to be used as medicine.