Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola and pennywort

Possible Side Effects of Gotu Kola

Gotu kola may interact with certain types of medications.

There are various ways to take gotu kola (each with different dosages) and it is generally considered safe at recommended dosage levels (with some precautions):

  • Allergic skin reaction (rare).24
  • High doses may cause abortion, headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, photosensitivity, and upset stomach or nausea.20,24
  • May interact with cholesterol and diabetes medications, diuretics, and sedatives.24
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