Gotu kola, Centella asiatica, is an herb that is effective at flushing cellulite by improving the circulation of blood and improves new collagen formation, which keeps skin tight and firm. Gotu Kola is an ingredient infused within the oils of all my firming/cellulite products.
Gotu Kola has been used for ages to help with the appearance of cellulite. Less estrogen gets produced with age, and Estrogen helps the blood to move smoothly. When estrogen levels decline, blood circulation will go down. It can be applied directly to the affected areas of the skin to dilate blood vessels and to strengthen them, which will then improve blood circulation.
Gotu Kola promotes lymphatic drainage by eliminating excess fluid and therefore getting rid of swelling which is found in severe grade of cellulite. Connective tissue in the body is in large part build from a substance, called collagen. Weak connective tissue is what enables the development of cellulite, because it enables the collection of fat under the skin which shows up as the “cottage cheese” effect.
Gotu Kola helps with the production of collagen, which tones the skin damaged by the cellulite. Cellulite can also be aggravated by local inflammation and Gotu Kola contains substances that can lower the inflammation of the body. When Gotu Kola is applied to the affected area, it can therefore prevent the development of cellulite.