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Scientific name : Centella asiatica
Common name : Asiatic pennywort
Local name : Pegaga
Height : Creeping plant found on ground.
Distinguish Features : Green edged leaves shaped like heart.
Found : Indigenous to the warmer regions of both hemispheres, especially
abundant in the swampy areas, wasteland and roadsides.
Use : Whole plant including the roots.
Commercial: Canned drink and capsules.
Other information : There are several species of Pennywort. They come in
different sizes and some don't have edged leaves.
Pennywort helps bladder, spleen and stomach.
A decoction of this herb is used for the treatment of heatiness, colds,
sunstroke, tonsilitis, pleurisy, urinary tract infections, infectious
hepatitis, jaundice, and dysentery. Also used as a mild antidote for
poisoning and toxic intake. Externally the poultice can be used to
remedy swelling, heat and injury.
Generally, pennywort is used to purify the blood inorder to remedy the
other illness. It also helps to improve memory.
How To Use:
For High blood pressure : Boil several plants and drink the soup.
For longevity : Eat the leaves raw with meal.
For heatiness : Blend the whole plant, press and drink the juice.
Herbs have been used since ancient times. Many of our modern medicines have their origin from plants. Plants are the natural cures for our modern illness. I hope to share my collection of these natural cures with you.
Health is wealth.