FORTIFYING NERVE TONIC (30g)
The traditional herb of ancient yogis, seers and ascetics, this ancient tonic herb is calming and supportive to the nervous system and moves prana (energy) into the mind for healthy memory and cognitive functioning.
Used by yogis as a meditation aid, some studies have shown its ability to restore balance to the left and right hemispheres of the brain, activating both and thus stimulating creativity and positive brainwave states (alpha, theta and gamma in particular).
Also used as a longevity tonic, its Chinese name means ‘fountain of youth’, and Sri Lankan legend says that elephants live exceptionally long lives because they eat the plant.
Gotu Kola may help to decrease anxiety through interacting with the relaxation-promoting neurotransmitter GABA, and has been demonstrated to increase levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. It also helps to lower cortisol.
Also used for blood purification and promoting healthy skin, its main active ingredients are compounds known as triterpenes that increase strength and volume of collagen, an important building block of skin.
It helps to fortify the immune system, supports healthy digestive function and sleep cycles, strengthens the adrenals, improves circulation, stimulates hair and nail growth and balances all 3 doshas. It's name means "the energy of universal consciousness".