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Centella is a widely used herbal among local peoples in daily diets since ancient times. We are still using for many meals as well as herbal recipes. I had good experiences since my childhood with this amazing herbal for making many meals, drinks and medicines.

Centella grows in many regions of Sri Lanka. Prostrate stems 10 cm-1 m long. Leaves 1-6, clustered on a short shoot at each node, orbicular to reniform in outline, 0.5 to 2 cm long, 1-3 cm broad, margins entire, crenate or dentate. Petioles 1-10 cm long, pedicels very short, 0.5 to 1 mm long.


Centella contains pentacyclic triterpenoids, including asiaticoside, brahmoside, Asiatic acid, and Brahmic acid (madecassic acid). Other constituents include centellose, centelloside, and madecassoside.

Multipurpose Medicinal Herbal Centella gotukola

The whole plant is used for medicinal purposes. Centella can be used in various ways such as juice, Sambal, porridge. Also, It is used instead of tea after drying. To prepare herbal hair oils for mucus problems are used

You can get the following results by Using Centella

01. Helps to grow hair

02. Brightens the skin

03. Helps to improve memory and improve intelligence

04. Helps to purify the blood

05. You can avoid eye diseases

06. Helps to relieve stress

Centella is used as a medicine to cure the following diseases

01. Kidney diseases

02. Leprosy

03. Parasites

04. Arthritis

05. Genital disorders

06. Lactation disorders

07. Depression

08. Skin and mucosal diseases

09. Diarrohea

10. Paralysis

11. Rheumatism

12. Dysentery

13. Ear diseases

14. Nervous system disorders

Scientific Classification

Kingdom – Plantae
Clade – Tracheophytes
Clade – Angiosperms
Clade – Eudicots
Clade – Asterids
Order – Apiales
Family – Apiaceae
Genus – Centella
Species – C. Asiatica
Binomial name Centella Asiatica

Centella Asiatica / Centella / Gotukola

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