Green Harvest

 

Code

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CEA001 

Hindi Name

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Artayniya-e Hindi, Jal Brahmi, Gotu Kola, Brahmi, Brahma-manduki 

English Name

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Indian Pennywort  

Botanical_Name

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Centella Asiatica  

Description 

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Gotu Kola is a perennial plant native to India and other tropical countries. Its appearance changes, depending on growing conditions. In shallow water, the plant puts forth floating roots and the leaves rest on top of the water. In dry locations, it puts out numerous small roots and the leaves are small and thin. Indian Pennywort appears to have originated in the wetlands of Asia. China, India, and Malaya were probably within its original range.  

Uses

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Indian Pennywort is revered as one of the great multi-purpose miracle herbs of Oriental medicine. It has been in use for thousands of years and has been employed to treat practically every ailment known to man at one time or place or another. The leaf and root extract has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for a long time but has become very popular in the past couple of years for both internal use as well as topical application - although the cosmetic application is relatively new. In Ayurvedic practice it also has a valuable and sought-after Vayasthapana effect - helping to retard the aging process