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- Weight: 60.00 Gram(s)
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Latin Names Centella asiatica Linn. / Hydrocotyle asiatica
English Name Indian Pennywort
Sanskrit / Indian Name Mandukaparni
Centella asiatica is a prostrate perennial aquatic herb with roots in nodes. It is steamed and eaten with rice. It is rich in carotenoids, vitamins B and C. The flavonoids 3-glucosylquercetin, 3-glucosylkaempferol and 7-glucosylkaempferol have been isolated from the leaves. An ethanolic extract (80%) of the plant showed the presence of a number of free amino acids.
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Internally, it has been valued as a tonic and is used in bronchitis, asthma, gastric catarrh, leukorrhea, kidney troubles, urethritis and dropsy. A decoction of very young shoots is given for hemorrhoids. The plant is valued in indigenous medicine for the treatment of leprosy and skin diseases and also to improve memory.
In pharmacological and clinical trials, it has been found to improve the powers of concentration and general ability, and the behavior of mentally retarded children. Asiaticoside found in the leaves promotes wound healing.
1 capsule twice a day before meals with milk or water.
Please maintain an hour's gap between intake of our products and other allopathic drugs.
* Recommended only at the age of 14 years and above.
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Harborne, J.B., et. al., Phytochemical Dictionary, Taylor and Francis Ltd., London.