Centella asiatica, commonly known Indian pennywort is herbaceous, perennial plant native to wetlands in Asia. It is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and wetland regions of the Southeastern US. It is widespread throughout tropical and subtropical countries. It is rather frequent in grassland, especially along riversides, chiefly in cultivated lands. It is commonly found as a weed in crop fields and other waste places throughout India upto an altitude of 600 m.
Centella asiatica strengthens the nervous system.
It reduces inflammation and is found to be effective in the treatment of migraine.
It enhances cognitive functions like learning abilities, memory and concentration. It is used as a brain tonic.
- Nervine tonic
Glycosides – Saponin
Ayurveda Insight on Mandukparni
Mandukparni has madhura, tikta, kashaya rasa, madhura vipaka, sheeta virya and laghu, sara properties. It is balya, dipana, hridya, medhya, varnya, vishaghna, svarya, rasayana, ayushya and smritiprada in action. It alleviates Kapha-Pitta doshas. It is useful in Shotha, Aruchi, Jvara, Kasa, Kandu, Kushtha, Raktapitta, Meha, Shvasa, Pandu and Raktadosha.