Herb Pharm Connective Tissue Tonic Compound. Studies have shown that asiaticoside (a naturally occurring terpenoid compound found in Gotu Kola plants) stimulates rapid and healthy growth of the reticuloendothelium. Oral doses of asiaticoside have been shown to strengthen the skin, stimulate growth of hair & nails, promote vascularization of connective tissue, and enhance local and general leukocytosis. Gotu Kola has been used in the folk medicine of Madagascar, Sri Lanka & India in the treatment of leprosy, varicose ulcers, lupus and certain obstinate eczemas. Compound herbal extracts are blends of complementary herbs, each chosen for its specific health-supporting properties. Connective Tissue Tonic Uses: To be used in the establishment and maintenance of healthy connective tissue, and to facilitate its healthy regeneration in cases of injury or disease. Indicated in the healing of skin lesions (abrasions, cuts, burns and ulcerations) and as a tonic for minimizing the aging and wrinkling of skin; stomach, duodenal and intestinal ulcers; varicose veins and hemorrhoids; scleroderma and repair of eroded, arthritic joints. Connective Tissue Tonic contains extracts of: Gotu Kola herb Hawthorn berry, If & flr. Echinacea root Horsetail herb Connective Tissue Tonic is: Certified Organically Grown Custom Wildcrafted in its natural habitat Fresh (undried) Shade-Dried Herb Herbs are never fumigated or irradiated.