Gotu kola: the benefits against cellulite and swelling!
Native to India and Madagascar, Centella asiatica grows along waterways or in swamps.
Its name, apparently, derives from the verb "sip", a reference to the way in which the plant "sips", little by little, the water from the surrounding environment. Its healing properties were known since ancient times , so much so that it is mentioned in the medical texts of the Indian tradition, as well as in the treatises of ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is also known as "tiger grass" because the wild animals themselves spontaneously use it to heal themselves.
Gotu kola: what is it for and what are its properties
Gotu kola has many beneficial properties. Its leaves contain triterpene acids and saponins, essential oil, flavonoids, phytosterols, tannins, mineral salts and sugars. These substances help strengthen the walls of blood vessels, making them more elastic and thus helping peripheral circulation.
Centella is therefore very useful in case of varicose veins or venous insufficiency, preventing or treating swelling and heaviness in the legs and ankles. Its intake is in fact a panacea in case of nocturnal leg cramps, for pain related to hemorrhoids or even for microangiopathy due to diabetes.
Centella's ability to promote the formation of new cell layers makes it a powerful healing agent, to be used in case of skin lesions, blisters, burns, ulcers, but also psoriasis, dermatosis or eczema. Not surprisingly, it is particularly used after surgery.
It also helps improve lymphatic circulation and detoxify our body. Its diuretic properties make it a valid ally for losing weight. Finally, it helps to combat problems of fatigue, anxiety, stress or insomnia.
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The benefits of gotu kola against cellulite and swelling
Centella asiatica is a real ace against cellulite! Its action on the blood vessels allows the drainage of liquids, avoiding the retention problems underlying the formation of cellulite and swelling. Cellulite, in fact, is formed when the subcutaneous cells are unable to get rid of toxins, causing the crushing of the skin tissue and consequent stagnation at the expense of the microcirculation.
Centella therefore has the incredible ability to prevent the microcirculation from “jamming”, allowing the lymphatic system to purify the skin. The result will be to obtain a more elastic and uniform skin.
Furthermore, some substances contained in this plant, such as flavonoids, known as powerful antioxidants, stimulate the production of collagen, useful for repairing, protecting and invigorating the skin, favoring the formation of new skin fibers. Not surprisingly, it is also used for wrinkle creams.
A Centella asiatica-based treatment will help you fight cellulite from the inside, while from the outside you can help you with targeted physical exercise.
Properties of gotu kola against the unwanted effects of the pill
Swelling and cellulite, as we well know, are two of the most common discomforts among women who use the contraceptive pill. In these cases, gotu kola represents a valid ally, able to effectively counteract retention, swelling and blemishes.
It is for this reason that Zyxelle®, a supplement useful for counteracting the unwanted effects of the pill, exploits the benefits of gotu kola, combining them with the power of vitamins (vitamin C, E, B2-B6-B12, folic acid) and minerals ( magnesium, zinc and selenium) to reduce the possible inconvenience deriving from taking the birth control pill.
This product exists in two versions, Zyxelle® and Zyxelle® Plus: the first is suitable for all under 30s and helps to combat cellulite, improve skin, nails and hair, reduce tiredness and fatigue; the second, recommended for over 30s, also contributes to the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) and helps bone health.
Zyxelle® and Zyxelle® Plus are available in all pharmacies and parapharmacies.
So, what are you waiting for to try Centella?
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