A Secret Fountain of Youth - Gotu Kola
A SECRET FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – GOTU KOLA
“A hundred, oh Mothers, are your natures and a thousand are your growths. May you of a hundred powers make whole what has been hurt. Where the herbs are gathered together like a thing is an assembly there the doctor is called a sage, who destroys evil, and averts diseases.” - Hymn to the Plants, Rig Veda X, 97
God has arranged nature so perfectly to nourish and supply us with abundant energy, as well as nurture us when we have some illness. That pharmacy is within everyone’s access. We need only to become aware of its use for us.
Indeed, herbal medicine has been used for so many years. It’s a pity, though, that with this whole wave towards industrialization, the preservation of the green forest is giving way to its formidable counterpart, the concrete jungle.
However, more and more people are increasingly concerned of the ecological boomerang that would whack us should we remain stubbornly insensitive and tolerate the callous exploitation of our environment.
Yet, nature has always been here assisting and providing us with much needed energy for our existence in this world. Today, a look at the health food stores fascinates some with great array of available herbal medicines; if only most of us could appreciate their value.
However, some people will have certain hesitations using herbal medicines. What if a herb were misuse? Don’t worry; the result of it is relatively minor. Generally, the body eliminates the residue of the herb from our system in a day or so, unlikely the difficulty the body encounters when a synthetic drug or extracted concentrate is misused. The liver may be unable to fully eliminate a drug from the tissues and cells of the body because it has not figured out how to neutralize it either for assimilation or elimination.
Consider this energy giver which is available in health food stores: Gotu Kola or Man t’ien rhsing in Chinese. The plant is grown in Himalayas and other Asian countries, including the Philippines. Known as the brahmi of herbs, yogis take this as food when they are meditating for a long time. This wonder plant helps balance the right and the left brain hemisphere.
Gotu Kola is one of the most important rejuvenating herbs that is good for the nerves and the brain cells. Do you know that this herb increases ones intelligence and memory and decreases senility and aging? Our immune system and adrenals are cleansed and strengthened with the use of Gotu Kola. At the same time, it has the reputation of being an effective blood purifier.
This energizer treats chronic skin diseases like, leprosy, syphilis, eczema, psoriasis, as well as cancer, intermittent and periodic fevers, wounds, arthritis, stuttering, and hemorrhoids. Chinese traditional medicines consider this plant to be a “fountain of youth”, meaning longevity is increased.
With all the amazing powers Gotu Kola possesses, now we had another option within reach to be naturally healthy. I also hope that we don’t begin to be too enthusiastic gulping down Gotu Kola tablets in our attempts to race with time just so that we get to this so-called “fountain of youth” before old age gets to us.
Moderation is a precaution always worth having in mind. For in reality, we can only try to do as much as utilize whatever natural remedies there are but eventually, we resign to the inevitable course of the tide of Time.