Centella asiatica - A Review of it's Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological Effects


  • Universal College of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Banaras Hindu University, Department of Dravyaguna, Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, India


Centella asiatica, a medicinal herb widely distributed throughout the world is popular as a traditional medicine. In Ayurveda, it is used either alone or as an important ingredient of several formulations for the management of CNS, skin and gastrointestinal diseases. Several of its traditional uses have been scientifically validated and some of the active principles have also been reported. This review focuses on the details of its medicinal uses with emphasis on the pharmacological actions.


Centella asiatica, Phytotherapy.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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