Mandukparni/Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Centella asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola is a well-known ayurvedic medicine for brain, memory, intellect and wisdom. Its leaves, which are just like human brain, are used for various diseases and disorders such as common cold, flu, influenza, urinary tract infection, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery, shingles, Alzheimer’s disease, jaundice, hepatitis and epilepsy. It is also beneficial for bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. It shows soothing effects in body, mind and spirit and acts like as a panacea for many diseases. Since the ancient times, it is used to treat many skin related disorders such as eczema, erysipelas, leprosy, psoriasis and eczema. Not only this, there are many cosmetic companies, which are interested in using this herb because of its facial beauty benefits. It is used for the growth of healthy hair i.e. enhances the beauty of hair by acting on the hair follicle region. It helps to stop hair loss and prevents graying of hair. It helps in respiratory problems such as nasal congestion, respiratory blockage, bronchitis and asthma.  It is used as nervine tonic, stomachic, soporific, cardiac tonic, carminative, sedative, laxative, tranquilizer, decongestant, immuno-stimulant and blood purifier. The herb has other medicinal benefits such as anti-leprotic, anti-spasmodic and anti-tumour herb. It is also known for longevity, good memory, sleep, good voice, complexion and rejuvenation.

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Powerful brain tonic, helps in complaints with brain functions, gastric ulcers, wound healing, skin and hair

Botanical Name

Centella asiatica