Gotu Kola (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:brahmabuti, centella asiatica, more...hydrocotyle, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, madescassol, marsh penny, talepetrako, thick-leaved pennywort, white rot
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Suggested Dosing

Extract

60mg PO BID-TID

Dried leaves

600 mg PO TID

Tea

1 cup PO TID; 600 mg dried leaves/150 ml water

Other Information

Topical: apply 1% cream daily

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Suggested Uses

Abdominal disorders, aphrodisiac, common cold/flu, fatigue, memory enhancer, varicose veins, venous insufficiency

Topical: hypertrophic scarring, psoriasis, wound healing

Efficacy

Possibly effective for listed uses

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Interactions

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      Serious - Use Alternative

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            GI upset

            Nausea

            Photosensitivity

            Pruritis

            Topical: Allergic contact dermatitis

            Burning

            Large dose: Drowsiness

            Hypercholesterolemia

            Hyperglycemia

            Hypertension

            Hypertriglyceridemia

            Sedation

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            None reported

            Cautions

            Concurrent sedative agents, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: avoid use

            Lactation: avoid use

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            Triterpene compounds stimulate connective tissue repair, keratinization

            Asiaticoside derivatives protect neurons from beta-amyloid toxicity

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