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Centella asiatica

(Common name:- Gotu kola)

Classification

Centella asiatica

History

It is a wonder herbal medicine used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicines.

It is believed to be an effective medicine for number ailments and should not be confused with kola nut, as it doesn't contain caffeine.

Plant Description

Centella is a perennial plant that can be found in most parts of the world including whole of Asia and south pacific.

It is a member of parsley family and grows in around water. The leaves of this small plant are fan-shaped, green in colour.

The flowers are white or purple to light pink, and bears small oval shaped fruit.

Cultivation

It is hardy plant and sometimes found on the wasteland and pastures as a weed. It usually grows in swampy areas of tropical regions.

It is been found as weed along the ditches, pits and low wet areas. The plant is prone to infection due to its habitat so care must be taken while cultivation.

This plant requires loamy, sandy and clay soils which should be acidic in nature.

Parts Used

Whole plant is used.

Constituents

This herb consists of triterpenoid, saponins, and sapogenins.

Culinary uses

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