|Summary sheet: Gotu Kola|
Centella asiatica (commonly known as Gotu Kola) is a flowering plant from asia. When consumed it has nootropic, anxiolytic, and stimulant effects.
- 1 History and culture
- 2 Chemistry
- 3 Pharmacology
- 4 Subjective effects
- 5 Toxicity and harm potential
- 6 Legal status
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 Literature
- 10 References
History and culture
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Nootropic and Stimulant effects
Gotu kola increases serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the brain through an unknown mechanism. It also acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor to increase acetylcholine.
Gotu kola has an effect on GABA that is comparable to the anxiolytic effects of diazepam.
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The effects listed below are based upon the subjective effects index and personal experiences of PsychonautWiki contributors. These effects should be taken with a grain of salt and will rarely (if ever) occur all at once, but heavier doses will increase the chances of inducing a full range of effects. Likewise, adverse effects become much more likely on higher doses and may include serious injury or death.
There are currently no anecdotal reports which describe the effects of this compound within our experience index. Additional experience reports can be found here:
Toxicity and harm potential
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It is strongly recommended that one use harm reduction practices when using this substance.
Tolerance and addiction potential
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Although many psychoactive substances are reasonably safe to use on their own, they can quickly become dangerous or even life-threatening when taken with other substances. The following lists some known dangerous combinations, but cannot be guaranteed to include all of them. Independent research should always be conducted to ensure that a combination of two or more substances is safe to consume. Some interactions listed have been sourced from TripSit.
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