Kodangal (Centella Asiatica) Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
March 23rd, 2007 | admin
Kodangal (Centella asiatica) is a highly esteemed herb in Ayurveda. The plant spreads on the ground and new plants develop at nodes, where the plant produces roots and new branches. The leaves are rounded with 1-1.5 inch diameter.
The other names for kodangal are gotu kola, Indian pennywort etc.
Different clinical trials have repeatedly proved the different medicinal effects of Centella asiatica in treating patients with such conditions like diabetes, venous hypertension, edema, pregnancy-stretch marks etc. Careful administration of Centella asiatica is also beneficial in treating rheumatism, arthritis, skin diseases, circulatory problems, senility and varicose veins. Centella asiatica also has positive influence on better brain functioning and concentration, extra vitality and in lowering blood sugar levels.
Centella asiatica belongs to the family Apiaceae.