SKIN BENEFITS OF BRAHMI (AKA GOTUKOLA) – THE WONDER HERB!
Many of you who have had the chance to use one of our bestsellers Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum have asked us to tell you more about Gotu kola – one of the key ingredients in this formula. So here’s a short primer on this precious herb that can truly transform your skin.
Gotu- what? Does Bhrami ring a bell?
Gotu kola (Sanskrit: Brahmi, Latin: Centella asiatica), is highly reminiscent of the shape of the human brain. Don’t they say, in nature, form follows function? There is a reason why this herb has been revered by ancient Indian and Chinese traditions and referred to as a longevity herb.
Gotu kola is a true adaptogen, a term used to describe herbs that have a balancing and harmonizing effect on the mind, body and spirit. Its benefits range from significantly improving memory and restoring brain cell and nerve function to improving blood quality and circulation and facilitating the healing of wounds.
Gotu kola grows widely throughout Central Asia and parts of Africa and is native to China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and various islands in the South Pacific. The wild-growing Himalayan varieties are rare and highly sought after in the world of medicine.
While Indians and the Chinese have been using this herb for thousands of years, it has made a comeback in the modern time for preventing skin ageing in the western world. Forbes magazine only recently called this herb a latest anti-ageing breakthrough but it has been the centerpiece of plant-based medical systems across the world for thousands of years. Gotu kola or Bhrami is considered Sāttvik (most pure, closest to nature) and Varnya Dravya (colour and complexion promoter) in ancient Ayurvedic texts and is known to make skin youthful.
An overview in the Indian Journal of Medicine calls Gotu kola a “potential herbal cure-all” while a research summary published in Phytomedicine, says: “Centella asiatica has been subjected to quite extensive experimental and clinical investigations.”
Here are three reasons why you should make Gotu kola a part of your skincare regime…
Skin Benefits of Brahmi #1:
It restores youthfulness & it also stimulates collagen production,Gotu kola is an amazing ingredient for preserving and restoring youthfulness to dull and tired skin. It aids cell renewal and tissue repair, thus diminishing fine lines, spots and signs of photo-ageing.
Skin Benefits of Brahmi #2:
Gotu kola helps in promoting collagen production which in turn ensures that the skin is toned and more elastic, thus making it an excellent anti-ageing ingredient. Plant polyphenols, carotenoids and flavonoids present in Gotu kola prevent and reverse free-radical and DNA damage and block the inflammatory changes that occur during the skin ageing process.
Skin Benefits of Brahmi #3:
It reduces cellulite and stretch marks: Studies show that Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) supplements, and skin creams containing the natural herb, may help in getting rid of stretch marks and cellulite. It acts as a diuretic by increasing the blood flow in the area and reducing the possible inflammation. Since this wonder herb also heals cuts, wounds and burns on the skin by increasing the blood supply to the affected area, it’s great for reducing blemishes.
In the garden, gotu kola grows nearly anywhere as long as conditions are never dry, and works well near water or as a groundcover in dark, shady areas. Just ensure that the soil never dries out. Otherwise no particular care is necessary. Just enjoy watching it grow. You can always pluck and toss a few leaves into your salad for beauty that begins within.
So, if you are intrigued about this herb and want to experience the benefits, do try out Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum. This multitasking elixir facial serum nourishes and restores a natural glow and youthfulness to tired, ageing and pigmented skin.
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