Gotu KolaCellulite is a buildup of fat that pushes up against the connective tissue in the skin, causing a dimpled look. The most effective way to get rid of it is to get acupuncture, follow a nutritious diet and exercise regularly. However, taking specific herbs can also assist in flushing this dimpled look.

Gotu Kola is surprisingly a very effective herb used for flushing cellulite. Gotu Kola is best known for it’s use in strengthening nervous function and memory. However, it is also a very useful tonic and cleansing herb used for skin problems and digestive disorders. It improves the circulation of blood and enhances the structure of connective tissue, allows new collagen formation and keeps the skin tight and firm. Gotu kola comes in the form of dry leaves, extracts, lotions, teas and capsules. You can use Gotu Kola for a maximum of six weeks, with at least two to three week breaks in between usage.

 

Sources:

Chevallier, Andrew. Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. Dorling Kindersley Limited, London (2001); 79

Marx, Natalie. Alternatively Speaking: Combating Cellulite. The Jerusalem Post. Jan. 2013; http://www.jpost.com/LifeStyle/Alternatively-Speaking-Combating-cellulite