Gotu Kola
Health Benefits

Gotu Kola Health Benefits

| Modified on Mar 23, 2014
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Posted by Kamal (Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India) on 01/17/2009

The apple cider vinegar is certainly a great recipe.

Let me add the curative qualities of Hydrocotyle Asiatica herb or Indian Pennywort. In the first place it is said to bestow longevity when taken for a prolonged period of time.

Hydrocotyle has proven to be a boon in the treatment of elephantiasis, otherwise known as filaria. The herb has no side effect and cures hypertrophy and induration of connective tissue. When there is no ulceration, it is a reputed cure for leprosy and lupus.

The irritable and agonising itching of vagina, leucorrhoea, ovarian and cervical pains are taken care of by Hydrocotyle.

It also cures psoriasis and itches, syphylitic and gonorrhoeal infections.Acne is effectively cured by this herb.

Take 2 to 4 leaves of the plant in the morning on empty stomach followed by a glass of water. If you can not arrange the green leaves, you can take the tincture (5 to 7 drops diluted in 1/2 cup of water) available with the homoepathic chemist which is equally good. A daily twice or thrice dosage is recommended. In normal health a single dose in the morning is enough to keep you fit. The herb or tincture is inexpensive.It is a highly serviceable herb and its importance should not be underestimated.

Try and see for yourself. I have personally experimented with this herb in a number of cases and seen its magical curative power.

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Posted by Faith (Toronto, Canada) on 03/22/2014

Can you use Gota kola for asthma?

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Posted by Sheila (North Carolina) on 01/17/2014

I have tried it orally and it is wonderful. Just make sure not to take too much during menstruation (sorry for TMI)! I have nebulized it before and I think it is ok but make sure to use a very small amount because too much makes you feel like you're going to have a panic attack.

I suggest for you to get the liquid tincture and rub a large pea sized drop on your chest. See if you start breathing too fast (if you do you can always wipe it off) and then based on that assess if you can handle it internally.

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Posted by Sheila (North Carolina) on 01/10/2014

Can you nebulize gotu kola extract in a nebulizer to increase lung capacity? Does this cause shortness of breath due to too much oxygen?

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Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 01/11/2014 2063 posts

Sheila: I have been considering the very remedy you propose (or suppose) to treat my lung fibrosis. Gotu Kola is the top herb for lung fibrosis so it seems the best administration would be nebulize, but I haven't got round to a try so cannot say of what the outcome.

It would help to serve you if you would disclose some info of your condition as there are many lung diseases of varying complexity and severity. Have you tried G.K. orally? If yes what was the outcome?

Anyway, I am a big fan of a complex of herbs or nutrients to treat specific diseases as the potential for positive effect increases. In my case, I get noticeable results w/ G.K., Hawthorn, and Glucosamine taken orally. So I will likely try these three for nebulization for maximum effect.