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|"G-KOLA" (Centella Asiatica / Hydrocotyle Asiatica)|
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METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
In many of the Ayurvedic preparations for rejuvenation and treatment of geriatries, this
plant forms a primary ingredient.
f) Eastern treatment contains many formulae for purification of blood. It is also used or skin ailments & for toning of skin. "Myrtillin" which is found in most of the vegetable herbs is said to be abundant in the Hydrocotyle Plant and "Myrtillin" helps in lowering sugar level in diabetic patients.
Thus the plant Hydrocotyle Asiatica Minor - "Gotukola" could be considered as containining a variety of medicinal properities which could be used in the fight against diseases.
"G-Kola" is brewed and prepared just like any normal tea preparation. It can be taken plain without sweetneners, if iced, the leafy taste disappears.
Some of the diseases, for which this plant is profusely used in compounds or as single drug are listed bellow.
a) Anthelmenthic - for prevention of worm diseases in children and also in animals. The juice of this plant is traditionally given to children to prevent worm disease in Children and for removal of worms similar to "Antipar" in modern medicine.
b) As a plain tonic and restorator of brain cells to nomalcy this plant is profusely used in eastern medicine.
c) All Ayurvedic texts are unanimous in prescribing this plant for Insomnia (Nidrajenak) and improvement of memory (Smati vardhani) instanity (Ummadaroga) and faultering speech.
d) Ayurvedic texts also provide testimony to it's abundant use in the treatment for Catarrah and Bronchial Asthma. The action taking place bere is said to be that the minute quantities of gold found in the plant affect the septic conditions in the mucous membranes, just like any antibiotic in modern medicine.
VARIATION OF USE
In Tea Bags