SNAANA’s Gotu Kola Oil is an organic oil that is extracted from Centella or Asiatic Pennywort Seeds of the Apiaceae plant family through a cold-pressed method. This oil is 100% pure. No chemicals or preservatives are added during the process.
At SNAANA we cold-pressed the Gotu kola seeds and a kilogram of seeds gives about 15 grams of cold-pressed oil only.
Gotu Kola is a small perennial herbaceous plant from the wetlands of Asia having remarkable effects on the body. Popularly known as ‘Brahmi’ oil in India, its use in cooking and medicine has been in existence for centuries. Gotu Kola is a herb that is commonly used in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. This oil is highly effective in reducing inflammation, decreasing blood pressure, healing wounds, and enhancing skin and hair health, to name a few.
Skin Care: Gotu Kola oil is rich in anti-oxidants and contains saponins (glucose) which improves the appearance of the skin. It inhibits the accumulation of scar tissue, which helps keep your skin beautiful, even after an injury or surgery. It also reduces wrinkles, blemishes, and signs of aging.
Heals Wounds: Saponins and other organic compounds found in Gotu Kola Oil stimulates the healing process at the site of wounds. Thus, by stimulating blood flow to the cells and protecting against infections, it can rapidly speed the healing process.
Improves Blood Circulation: Gotu Kola oil protects and strengthens the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, which prevents blood leakage and optimizes the circulatory system. It stimulates the flow of blood, which increases oxygenation in different parts of the body and important organ systems. This also alleviates problems caused due to poor blood circulation such as swelling, heaviness in the leg, and pain.
Prevents Thrombosis: Gotu Kola oil helps prevent blood clotting and, as a herbal remedy, may aid in alleviating the symptoms of thrombosis, which is defined as blood clotting in the blood vessels.
Relieves Psoriasis Symptoms: Gotu Kola oil can inhibit skin cell reproduction and it can be used as a herbal aid in preventing relief from symptoms of psoriasis, which is a hyper-proliferation skin disorder.
Reduces Inflammation: Gotu Kola oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which fight bacterial infections. It also helps in reducing swelling and pain caused by inflammation.
Stomach Ulcers: Asiaticoside present in the Gotu Kola oil acts as an anti-gastric ulcer drug. It increases cell healing and reduces ulcers in the stomach.
Anxiety and Depression: Gotu Kola can have a positive effect on conditions like anxiety and depression as it lowers the stress hormone called cortisol and increases serotonin and dopamine levels. It effectively decreases the frequency and severity of anxiety attacks and signs of depression.
Boosts Cognition: The anti-oxidants in Gotu Kola oil have a positive impact on the circulatory system, which stimulates the neural pathways, oxygenates the brain, and improves cognition. Thus, giving the brain more functionality.
Prevents Nervous Disorders: Gotu Kola oil has an anxiolytic activity that calms down the nervous system and helps relieve stress, induce sleep, and enhance mood.
Regulates Blood Pressure: Gotu Kola oil helps regulate blood pressure and reduce strain on the cardiovascular system. This protects the heart and prevents heart stroke.
Gotu kola oil is making a come back as a key ingredient in natural skincare products be it sunscreen, face oil, or aging control related product.
The oil should be used by individuals in their 60”s & beyond. It has the ability to provide relief from intense dryness and work on age spots, scars & damaged tissues. The oil aids in keeping the skin healthy with its rich phytonutrients.
SNAANA Gotu kola oil should be diluted in not less than equal proportion with jojoba oil for its application on the face & the body.
One can add 1-2 drops of Gotu kola oil to their face oil/cream and body oil/cream. Gotu Kola oil can be applied to the skin to reduce scars, including stretch marks caused by pregnancy.
Applying Gotu Kola oil on the affected skin might help reduce symptoms of psoriasis.
Take 3-4 drops of Gotu Kola oil and apply it on the scalp. Massage for 10-15 minutes. Wash hair with shampoo. Repeat this once a day to prevent hair loss.
Take 2-3 drops of Gotu Kola oil and massage the body. Do this once daily to get rid of stress, depression, and anxiety.
Always store the oil in a cool and dry place. The oil is good to use for a year from the date of cold pressing.
We suggest you do a patch test before using it as a regular product.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.