What is Gotu kola?

Category: Supplements


Gotu kola is an herb centella asiatica it may be taken by mouth or topically, and is used for anxiety, cirrhosis, connective tissue support, diabetic microangiopathy, hemorrhoids, macular degeneration, memory enhancement, psoriasis, venous insufficiency and wound healing.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Brain fog 1 0
Butterfly (malar) rash 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
General health 1 1
Memory lapses (brain blinks) 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gotu kola

Side effect Patients Percentage
Acne breakout 1


Based on patients currently taking Gotu kola

Dosage Patients Percentage
420 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Gotu kola

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Gotu kola


Currently taking Gotu kola

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Gotu kola

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 0
Last updated:
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