Creepers: Centella asiatica – Umbelliferae

Creepers: Centella asiatica – Umbelliferae

Vernacular name
English – Indian pennywort
Part used
Whole plant
Chemical Constituent
The powdered form of the whole plant contains Amino acids, Aspartic acids, Glycin and Glatamic acid. The ash of the whole plant contains Chloride Sulphate , Phosphate, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Sodium


Anticancerous, used against skin diseases, peptic ulcer, brain and nervine tonic. External application of the paste of the leaves is a good remedy for psoriasis. This is the main ingredient in “Sarawatha gritham”- a well known brain and nervine tonic