Gotu Kola: The Longevity Herb
Did you know that Gotu Kola is used to enhance the brain boosting aspect of TianChi, adding an extra layer of protection against oxidative stress and neurodegeneration?
In Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is considered a brain tonic and a general tonic. It’s a great memory enhancer and even has the ability to strengthen the central nervous system.
Gotu Kola also increases brain levels of GABA, the brain relaxing neurotransmitter. In that regard, it complements the other adaptogens effects of calming nervous system function, which allows the body to move more easily toward its own homeostasis.
It also protects the brain from glutamate, a function it shares with the herb schizandra (also found in TianChi)!
Inflammation and Stress
Excessive glutamate adds to inflammation and oxidative stress, a known factor in causing dementia. Research shows that Gotu Kola even works on specific aspects of oxidative stress that have been shown to be involved in the type of neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s.
The synergistic combination of Gotu Kola's powerful effects on the mind, body, and spirit may just be the key to longevity.