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Centella Asiatica(Brahmi)

Common Name: Brahmi, Gotu kola, Indian Pennywort, Pennywort.
Plant name: Centella Asiatica
Chemical constituents: Centella Asiatica  herb contains the following glycosides: indocentelloside, brahmoside, brahminoside, asiaticoside, thankuniside and isothankuniside. The corresponding triterpene acids obtained on hydrolysis of the glycosides are indocentoic, brahmic, asiatic, thankunic and isothankunic.
Uses: It is Tonic, Diuretic and Alterative. It is used in treatment of leporasy and known to ameliorate the symptoms of the disease and improves general health of the patient. It is a brain tonic and stimulates hair growth.                                     

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