Therapeutic uses of Centella asiatica (Hydrocotyle asiatica)

B, Sathya and R, Uthaya Ganga (2007) Therapeutic uses of Centella asiatica (Hydrocotyle asiatica).

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Abstract

Centella asiatica is a profusely branched prostrate herb consisting of active principles such as Vallarine, Asiaticoside, Sitosterol, Tannin, Oxy –asiaticoside. Asiaticoside is used in the treatment of leprosy. Sitosterol and tannin possess antiprotozoal & spasmolytic property. According to Siddha literature, its leaves are used in the treatment of syphilis, all types of fever, children’s abdominal disorder, elephantiasis and hydrocele and these features are highlighted in this article.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Vallarai, Centella asiatica, Hydrocotyle asiatica, Indian penny wort, Siddha, Herbs, I.Q.
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Disease
Plants > Plants, Edible
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional > Medicine, Ayurvedic
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:2039
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:06 March 2007

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