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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



GOTU KOLA
(Centella asiatica)
[ji-xue-cao]
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In Hawaii - a common weed with kidney shaped leaves.

MEDICINAL USES:
Increases vitality; leaves have energizing effect on brain cells.
Diuretic and tonic.
Has been used for mental trouble; blood pressure; abcesses; rheumatism.
Has been used for nervous conditions; disturbed emotions, and insomnia.
Important brain and nervous sytem restorative.
Strong wound healing capabilities.
Has been used in cosmetic preparations.
Use FRESH liquid extract or take it fresh; it loses its properties quickly when dried.




©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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