Uses of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban

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Note: The traditional knowledge examples given below are just an indicative/illustrative sample. Herbal practices similar to the ones given below may also have been received from other people from same/ different parts of the country.

Uses from NIF Database

Plant paste is taken along with food regularly- Khiroram Barman, Borpeta, Assam


Juice from leaves (25g) is extracted and administered orally- Gamaliyal Hembrom, Hazaribag, Jharkhand


Equal proportion of brahmi leaves, onion and banana roots are ground to make a fine paste and applied on the aching part- Anil Gogoi, Sibsagar, Assam


Plant (10g) is ground, mixed with water, filtered and the extract is taken- Vifiya Oraon, Lohardaga, Jharkhand


Paste of leaves along with black pepper is given orally- Dipali Borah, Sibsagar, Assam

Skin disease

Plant is taken as a vegetable regularly- Bablu Bediya, Hazaribag, Jharkhand

Fresh juice of aerial part is used as brain tonic73; the powder of aerial parts helps to control high blood pressure74; whole plant is diuretic69; plant paste is applied as a poultice in case of bone fracture69.‘Herbal Tea’75 is mainly indicated as a health drink. ‘Mentat’11 improves mental functions, the mental quotient, memory span, and concentration ability and stress threshold. More than three hundred patents have been found on its medicinal applications as an antidepressant76.