What is Swanson Gotu Kola?
Started in America in 1969 by its founder after his own personal plea for natural health therapies to help alleviate his arthritis, Swanson Health products was born. Swanson is now a renowned supplier of premium nutritional, supplementary health products with the highest standards of quality, purity and potency, and at a price that suits your pocket.
Swanson Gotu Kola is a plant known as Centella native to the wetlands of Asia (Shi Lanka, India and China), Australia and Southern USA. Gotu Kola is characterised by its small fan-shaped green leaves with white or purple/pink flowers and small oval fruit. In Sinhalese, gotu is translated as conical shape and kola as leaf.
Used in many Asian dishes. Gotu Kola has also had a long history of use in ancient healing (Ayurvedic medicine) for its therapeutic benefits in skin disorders including burns and wounds. Research into the herb has concluded that its internal benefits are due to the component chemicals called triterpenes which work to stimulate the formation of collagen in bones, cartilage and connective tissue.
What is Swanson Gotu Kola used for?
Swanson Gotu Kola is used a health supplement to support the body in healing on the inside and outside. As an oral supplement, Gotu Kola has many health benefits including:
- Skin conditions: Gotu Kola promotes the healthy development of connective tissue and inhibits hardened areas.
- Varicose veins: Gotu Kola helps to strengthen the cell walls of blood vessels to improve blood flow.
- Memory: Studies suggest that Gotu Kola may help to improve memory and mental ability.
What is the recommended dose of Swanson Gotu Kola?
As a dietary supplement Swanson recommends that you take one capsule two times per day with water and food.
Swanson Gotu Kola capsules may also be prepared as a tea.
One Swanson Gotu Kola capsule contains 435mg of Gotu Kola Herb (aerial parts)
Other ingredients include: Gelatin, rice flour.
Not suitable for vegetarians.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
Remember that natural therapies carry a risk of contraindications when combined with various medical treatments and conditions. If you are already taking any other medication then it is ESSENTIAL you discuss the use of supplements with your doctor/health practitioner first.
If you notice any changes in your health or new symptoms, then stop use and seek medical attention.
For safety, keep all medicines out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose; if you suspect an overdose, take medical advice.
Do not use if the outer seal is broken or damaged at the time of purchase.
Arthritis is a disorder of the joints which can cause inflammation and pain.