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Gotu Kola
1:1.5 Ethanol/Distilled Water Spagyric Tincture of wild-harvested Gotu Kola leaf and stem, with purified salt principle added.
Planetary ruler: Mercury/Saturn/Moon
Recommended Dosage: 5-10 drops, 1-4 times per day.

Physical Effects:
Gotu Kola has been used for centuries as a brain-nourishing and protecting herb – it has been scientifically proven to be able to: protect neurons from damage, regenerate damaged neurons, reduce anxiety, resolve depression, inhibit AChE (and thus improve working memory) and mitigate the accumulation of amyloid plaque (and thus lower the likelihood of alzheimers). Gotu kola increases collagen production and synthesis which is part of the way in which it strengthens connective tissues such as ligaments, the joints between bones, and also the gut lining – where it has been shown to reduce the severity of ulcer conditions. It can reduce varicose veins by strengthening blood vessel walls and it can also reduce oedema occouring through poor circulation. Other scenarios that Gotu Kola addresses included: osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, lung conditions including pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD), arthritis, skin conditions, weak skin and nails, and obesity -through increasing mitochondrial efficiency.

Emotional/Spiritual Effects:
Ahh, refreshment of the mind. It feels as if the mind sips from a cool stream as this spagyric winds its watery, sparkly way into one’s cranium… and you know how the saying goes ‘be water my friend.’ Like water because it can move, remould itself, and be cool. This herb is thus apt for those who