Gotu kola(Brahmi Booti) has an established ability to promote wound healing and tissue repair, making it useful as a cosmetic agent, in skin disorders such as psoriasis, and in arthritis. Asiaticoside, in particular, has been shown to speed up collagen formation and the laying down of new blood vessels.
Bitter principles (vellarin)
Wound healer Sedative
Tonic Peripheral vasodilator
This healing effect extends to the blood vessels so that Gotu kola(Brahmi Booti) extracts aid venous repair, notably in chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that includes symptoms such as leg swelling and varicose veins. Recent US research has investigated the effectiveness of high strength extracts to help in diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain due to poor circulation) with signs of positive benefit.