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19 Super Health Benefits of Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola)

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Antanan leaves is an original herbal from Asia and Australia. Antanan leaves has Latin Name, Centella Asiatica. In the world, this leave is famous with Gotu coa,. But in Indonesia, This leave has a lot of names such as Semanggen and Pegagan.

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Cantella Asiatica is many useful as vegetables in Indonesia. Besides that, this leave has been used as traditional medicine to  cure many diseases and symptoms for a long time ago.

The Research of Cantella Asiatica

Thesedays, this leaves steal many attention of health care professionals in American and Europe. So now, many research are done to know more about many cultivate this leave in Indonesia, China and India. They use it as herbal medicine and cure many diseases, Are you curios what diseases and health benefits of Centella Asiatica?

Nutrition Facts of Centella Asiatica

Calories 39 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 52 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 18 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 10 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 13% Iron 178%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. These are some health benefits of Centella Asiatica.

  1. Prevent Brain Damage

Based on journal that was published on Dec 2012 with title “Neurological sciences”, Centella Asiatica contents can prevent brain damage that was caused by chemical. Brain damage that was prevented with Cantella Asiatica, is brain damage which was caused by cells damage.

  1. Help to increase memory

The result from many research found if health benefits of Centella Asiatica contains natural supplement to prevent cognitive function and another nerve damage. Centella Asiatica has a lot of contents that can increase our memory.

  1. Prevent Cancer

Cancer is one of dangerous diseases. Until now, there isn’t medicine for this disease. Based on the research, Centella Asiatica contents can be useful to prevent skin cancer that was caused by UV light. Centella Asiatica will decrease toxin level that was caused by UV light. It will renewed cells where cancer cells started to grow.

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  1. Keep liver health

In Centella Asiatica, there is an extract asiaticosida. Asiaticosida is very useful to attack liver damage that was caused by chemical in our body. Besides that, Asiaticosida has another function, it can decrease cells damage and help to heal liver function. You should read fast way to detox liver.

  1. Prevent Stress

For people who often get stress, they can consume Centella Asiatica to decrease or cure stress. Based on the research, if Centella Asiatica contents can decrease stress factors and relax our mind as effect of stress. Besides that, scientists guess if this leaves can be a medicine to heal chronic stress. You may also read health risks of stress.


  1. Cure wound

Based on the research three years ago, Centella Asiatica contents can cure wound on skin. Like above mentioned, Cantella Asiatica has a substance asiaticosida. This substance can help the formation of cells. So the wound will cure quickly.

  1. Prevent premature aging

Do you wan to stay young? If you want to stay young much longer, you are recommended to consuming Cantella Asiatica because it can take care skin rejuvenation. Centella Asiatica contents can hold cells, fix warn out cells and prevent cells damage. So your skin will keep healthy.

  1. Prevent Epilepsy

Besides Cantella Asiatica is very good for skin health, it is good for nerve health in our body, too. Recently, the research found that substances in Cantella Asiatica can prevent neurological disorder like epilepsy.

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  1. Prevent Urinary Tract Infection

Centella Asiatica has contents that was very useful to prevent internal infection in our body like bladder. Cantella Asiatica substances will prevent germ or bacteria that can cause bladder infection. 

  1. Avoid Free Radicals

Free radicals that entered into our body are very dangerous for our healthiness. If we continue to let it, this free radicals will build cancer cells or another dangerous diseases. Based on some research, Cantella Asiatica can prevent free radicals to enter into our body. Besides that, if free radicals has been entered into our body, Cantella Asiatica will help us to take out them all.

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  1. Launch Bloodstream system

Centella Asiatica can be useful as supplement to launch bloodstream in our body. This thing can influence health condition totally. So, if we consumed Cantella Asiatica regularly, our body will feel more healthy.

  1. As Mood Booster

Based on some of research, if Centella Asiatica was consumed by elderly people regularly, it will help them to return mood and decrease stress.

  1. Increase Cognitive Functions

Besides as mood booster for elderly people, another research showed if Cantella Asiatica can increase cognitive function for people who weren’t young again.

  1. Increase Immune System

Consuming Cantella Asiatica can increase immune system. Immune system is very important for us. If our immune system was stable, our body will be prevented from attach of virus or germ.

  1. Lose Stretch Mark

Stretch mark usually happen when a woman was pregnant and after she birth. Stretch mark really disturb us. For losing it, we can use health benefits of Cantella Asiatica that have been become cream.

  1. Bladder medicine

Many doctors use Cantella Asiatica contents as medicine to treat bladder disease. Anti inflammatory in Cantella Asiatica can alleviate bladder inflammation.

  1. Decrease Tired

Our body will get tired after do many activities. It often cause stress or depression. Based on the research, if we consumed Cantella Asiatica, it will help you to restore energy when you are exhausted.

  1. Cure Artery trouble

In America, Cantella Asiatica is many used as medicine to cure artery trouble. Artery trouble is called as vancose vein. It can cause symptom like swell, itchy, or pain on foot. If you consumed Cantella Asiatica for four weeks, it will cure vancose vein.

  1. Increase Concentration

Cantella Asiatica is very useful for nerve system in our body. Because Cantella Asiatica has important benefits to increase our concentration. 


Recommended serving of Cantella Asiatica

Cantella Asiatica is safe to using on outside body especially for pregnant women or everyone. There are many things that have to be noticed about Cantella Asiatica usage, such as :

  1. If you consumed Cantella Asiatica directly, It can increase risk healthiness especially for pregnant women.
  2. Breastfeeding women shouldn’t consume this Cantella Asiatica. Although this effect hasn’t been many researched , but scientist was assuming that Cantella Asiatica can cause bad effect for breastfeeding women or baby.
  3. Based on the research that was done to animal, The animal which was given Cantella Asiatica got pregnant trouble. It is difficult to get pregnant.
  4. You shouldn’t consume Cantella Asiatica for diseases prevention or treatments, if you have diabetes.
  5. Stop consuming Cantella Asiatica two weeks before you do operation.
  6. If you consumed Cantella Asiatica too excess, its can cause nausea, vomiting and sleepy for some people.

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