A lot of people are talking about how the ancient plant, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is helpful for treating scleroderma. Although solid studies are in their infancy, Gotu Kola has been used to treat many different types of bodily ailments including skin ulcers, wounds, and scars. The plant itself is said to help prevent bodily damages induced by environmental factors such as one's living conditions or unhealthy lifestyle practices. For hundreds of years the Asian plant has been used in treating internal and external ailments. The reason the treatment is so relevant to the condition of scleroderma is because of the behavioral nature of the disease. With scleroderma, the body begins to create large scars along with a result of poor healing to injury. Since the Gotu Kola has been known to induce “longevity” and wound and scar-healing capabilities, many doctors and nutritionists might consider suggesting healthy, controlled applications of the herbal supplement.
It is important to speak with your doctor or nutritionist about changing your dietary intake of things such as herbals supplements. For more information about scleroderma and the lifestyle changes you can make to treat the condition, contact the doctors at Healthmark Foot and Ankle.
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