Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Apiaceae.
Local Name:
Thandi Jari.
Synonym:
Hydrocotyle asiatica L.
Habit & Habitat:
A shade and moist loving, creeping herb, common in sub-tropical, temperate and sub-alpine zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Stem reddish, possessing long internodes and nodes, rooting at nodes. Leaves simple, kidney shaped with wavy margin, glabrous at both sides. Inflorescence an umbel, 3-4 flowered. Flower pinkish, sessile. Fruit ribbed.
Flowering and Fruiting:
July-December.
Harvesting Time:
August-December.
Medicinal Value:
Useful in skin and blood disorders, improves memory and used as a tonic.[1] Locally it used for mental weakness and memory loss with cow milk. Its powder and infusion is effective in jaundice.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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