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Centella asiatica - Mandooka Parni
Centella asiatica is a small, herbaceous, frost-tender perennial plant of the family Mackinlayaceae. it is a small creeping herb with shovel shaped leaves emerging alternately in clusters at the stem nodes.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 Cultivation Details
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Mandooka Parni can be used in food. Aerial part is cooked as vegetable.
Centella asiatica has large amounts of pentacyclic triterpenoids including asiaticoside, brahmoside, asiatic acid, and brahmic acid.
|Kannada||ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು Brahmi soppu, ಗದ್ದೆ ಬರಗ Gadde baraga|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Madhura, Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
Balya, Dipana, Hrdya, Kaphapittahara, Medhya, Varnya, Visaghna, Svarya, Rasayana, Ayuṣya, Smrtiprada
Mandooka Parni contains the Following nutritional components like Vitamin-A, B and K; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium.
|Simple||Orbicular-reniform||Crenate or sub-entire, glabrous, nerves radiating, petiole to 12 cm long, sheathing at base|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||1-2 cm long||Pink||5||Flowers Season is June - August|
|Ovoid||3-4 mm long||Reticulate-rugose||7-9-ribbed||Many|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Karimbirumbadi kashayam, Brihat Guduchi taila, Abana, Abraka Bhasma, Chaturmukha Rasa, Jyotishmati Taila, Braahmi Ghrith, Braahmi Tailam, Manjishadi Kvata Churna, Saraswataadi Lehya, Saraswataarishta.
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2 by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No. 147
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.45, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Common names
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 121
- Ayurvedic preparations
- How to cultivate centella