Clinical Evidence Suggests Gotu Kola Herbal Leaf & Supplements May Assist Cellulite Reduction
Gotu Kola Treatment May Reduce Cellulite
In clinical trials, the gotu kola herb (Centella asiatica) has been found to strengthen connective tissue, increase circulation in the legs and improve cellulite. It assists in the elimination of excess fluids by improving the function of the lymph system. However, although Gotu kola helps reduce cellulite under certain conditions, it is not a cure for cellulite, and diet and exercise are still important.
Gotu kola is native to Sri Lanka and South Africa and has been used for centuries in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, from leprosy to cellulite.
Gotu kola Dosage
For advice on how much Gotu kola to take (and in what form to take it), please consult your doctor and/or a qualified herbalist, especially if you are on medication.
Two leaves a day is a common dosage and most references indicate that it is a well tolerated herb. However, do not take it continuously.
Also, in a few studies it has been found that very large doses of Gotu kola can cause vertigo, headaches, and photosensitivity. It is recommended that children under 2 years old should not be given this herb.
Alternatively, Gotu kola is widely available as a herbal supplement. It is said that taking a 30mg supplement of gotu kola three times daily helps strengthen the connective tissue and keep it smooth.