Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

What is the benefit of Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)?

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used in many cultures. Its primary use is for skin disorders like eczema and wound healing but it has also been shown to increase brain levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) – our anti-anxiety neurotransmitter. Additionally, improvements in memory and mood have also been shown with use of gotu kola.