What is Gotu kola?

Category: Supplements

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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
Butterfly (malar) rash 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Memory lapses (brain blinks) 1 0
Osteoarthritis 1 2
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 1 0
Psoriatic arthritis 1 2

Show all 7 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gotu kola

Side effect Patients
Acne breakout 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Gotu kola

Dosage Patients
6 other daily 1
465 mg daily 1
450mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Gotu kola

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Currently taking Gotu kola

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Gotu kola

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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