English: Centella, Gotukola, Mouse-ear wort
Sanskrit: मण्डूकपर्णी (mandukaparni) means Rat’s ear.
Hindi: Brahmi booti
Malayalam: മുത്തിൾ -muththil, Kudangal-കുടങ്ങൽ, Mandookaparni- മണ്ഡൂകപർണി
Centella Asiatica or Indian pennywort is a slender, herbaceous, perennial creeper, that grows in tropical wet areas. The leaves are pale green, kidney-shaped or round, smooth and long-stalked, glabrous, around 2 to 5 cm in diameter, the stems are slender, green to brownish-green in color, flowers are small and white or pinkish in color, born in small, rounded umbels, below 3 mm in size.
Useful plant parts:
It is used in the treatments of hepatitis B, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, Skin disorders, and urological disorders, to increase memory power, and intelligence, it can control Vata disorders, relieve gastric ulcers, phlebitis
Pentacyclic Triterpenoids, Asiaticoside, Brahmoside, Acetic Acid.
Always consult a healthcare professional or qualified practitioner before using Indian Pennywort or any other herb for medicinal purposes. They can provide guidance on proper dosage and usage based on individual health conditions.
How to prepare medicine:
It can be consumed as a curry.
Collect leaves and slice into small pieces and add some shallot, mix and, pour some lemon juice on it and keep it for 10 minutes and consume, It is capable of increasing HB level
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