4 ways Gotu Kola Grows Hair

by Leila Causey April 17, 2019

What is the Gotu kola?


It is a plant native to India, Japan, Syria and some parts of Africa. It is known by the name of Gotu kola or also called Brahmi. Its use has been transmitted from generation to generation, thanks to its multiple natural therapeutic uses.


Thanks to the natural and healthy properties it has, it is recommended especially for hair strengthening as it is responsible for nourishing the scalp.


It is used as a hair regenerator since it works as a treatment to prevent hair loss and fall, it helps to improve the blood supply of the scalp and prevents the breakage of the tips, which makes the hair maintain its shine and healthy appearance.


The assets of Gotu kola for the use of the scalp and hair, has a high content of fatty acids, essential oils, phytosterols and amino acids. The Gotu kola is achieved in different presentations, can be found in shampoo, lotion or conditioner formulas.


It has the advantage that it can also be eaten in the form of a salad, through infusions or supplements (capsules or pills) to help with hair care and growth.


Benefits of the Gotu kola


  1. Help control hair loss:


The Gotu kola is also very famous for the treatment of hair loss. This herb also acts as a platform for hair growth. Hair loss occurs when the hair follicles are weakened due to the deficit of vitamins and nutrients in the food consumed daily. This herb has a very important role in strengthening the hair follicles and nourishing the scalp. Strengthens blood vessels in the area and allows small hair follicles to expand through the scalp.


  1. Improves blood circulation and oxygenation in the scalp:


The circulation of blood and blood vessels improve thanks to the Gotu kola. This increases the space for the entry of oxygen and other important nutrients to nourish the scalp.



Action on the hair of Gotu kola triterpenes


It has been scientifically proven that Gotu kola triterpenes (Asiaticóside, Asiatic acid, Madecasósido, and Madecassic acid) are the most beneficial active components to help strengthen, take care of hair and help it grow healthy.


The properties of Gotu kola triterpenes are recognized as hair regenerators:


  • Restoring the amorphous matrix, part of the reticular tissue of the Dermis, helping the epidermal cohesion, providing firmness to the skin and making the hair have greater adhesion to the scalp that contains, in turn, the largest amount of hyaluronic acid, responsible for keep hair hydrated


  • Duplicate the fibroplastos, contributing larger collagen molecules and stimulating the conjunctive tissue with the contribution of new amino acids, alanine, and proline. We know that collagen is one of the most important elements to maintain healthy hair.


Gotu kola has properties for the control of stress, depression, and anxiety, so it helps control hair loss, caused largely by chronic stress.


In addition to this, various scientific tests have shown that of the triterpenes of Gotu kola, madecassic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory component, asiaticoside is an active healing ingredient and that these are very effective in the treatment against cellulite.

Leila Causey
Leila Causey