Latin Name

Centella asiatica

English Name

Indian pennywort

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Pitta and Kapha

Properties and Uses

Its a commonly used Brain tonic and memory enhancer. It increases retention power of the brain. It boosts the appetite. Due to bitterness it act as mucolytic therefore used in cough, sinusitis. It dilates capillaries of the skin and improves blood circulation therefore used in various skin diseases. Promotes healing of chronic wounds and ulcers. It has nourishing and rejuvenating properties so used in general debility.

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