Gotu kola / centella asiatica and your health
centella asiatica: the evidence
Here you will find all the recent studies on the health benefits of gotu kola / centella asiatica.
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Asiatic acid from the centella asiatica plant helps protect cells from anti-cancer medication [in-vivo study]
Asiatic acid from gotu kola is patented as a cytotoxic drug against cancer cells. However, this study has now shown that asiatic acid also protects healthy, non-cancerous cells from the side effects of cancer medication doxorubicin. The protective effects of asiatic acid were increased at higher dosages and were attributed to the antioxidant effect, due to increased Nrf2 activation.
[Source: Asiatic Acid Ameliorates Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiac and Hepato-Renal Toxicities with Nrf2 Transcriptional Factor Activation in Rats]