Against Chronic Wound and Ulcers with Centella asiatica│Broken copper coin│Button grass

Against Chronic Wound and Ulchers with Centella asiatica│Broken copper coin│Button grass. Centella asiatica/ Broken copper coin/Button grass have flowers are pink to red, born in small clusters round (monitors) near the surface of the earth. Each flower is partly enclosed in two green bracts. The hermaphrodite flowers are minute in size (less than 3 mm), with patches Corolla 5-6 per flower. Each flower has five stamens and two styles. The fruit is closely reticulate, distinguishing it from that species of Hydrocotyle fruits smooth, ridged or warty. The crop matures in three months and the whole plant, including roots, is harvested manually. Perenial, stemless herb; with short rootstock and long, creeping offshoots;leaves in form of rosettes,reniform,with bases cordate, with margins crenate-denate, with stalks. Umbellate inflorescences with purplish flowers. Fruit yellow-brown, ribbet.

Centella asiatica may be useful in the treatment of Anxiety and may be used as a promising anxiolytic agent in the future. In pharmacy the leaves are are known as Folia Hydrocotyles, containing vellarine and tannin.Cantella asiatica use to treat leprosy is of the utmost interest. In Thailand cups with centella asiatica leaves are used as a decoction of the afternoon stimulant.A juice of the leaves is supposed to relieve hypertension. In Indonesia it also has various medical applications, though mainly known as a drug against mouth trush or aphthae.In Europe Centella asia tica is on the market as 1 % ointment or 2% powder, to be of use against chronic wound and ulcers.

Broken copper coin/Button grass/Asiatic Pennywort
Broken copper coin/Button grass/Asiatic Pennywort/Indian Pennywort/Centella asiatica/Hydrocotyle asiatica grows along ditches and in areas with low humidity. In Southeast Asia, India and Centella, the plant often suffers from high levels of bacterial contamination, may have been harvested from sewage ditches. Because the plant is aquatic, is particularly sensitive to water pollutants, which are easily integrated into the plant. This plants is pantropic in distribution. In China Cantella asiatica it is found growing wild along roadsides or in grass thickets. In Indonesia Cantella asiatica is common in West Java up to 2500 m above sea level. In Indonesia, the leaves are used for Samba peuga oi-ga, a type of Aceh salad, also mixed in Asinan Bogor.

Latin : Centella asiatica/Hydrocotyle asiatica
Indonesian : Antanan/ Daun kaki kuda/ Tikusan/Pegagan
English : Broken copper coin/Button grass/Asiatic Pennywort/Indian Pennywort
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