- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Centella asiatica
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Centella asiatica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Centella asiatica
Centella asiatica in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Jixuecao
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Asiatic pennywort herb
Specific Name : Herba centellae
Collection : The drug is collected in summer and autumn, remove from soil and dried in the sun.
Description : Frequently crumpled into masses, roots cylindrical, 2 - 4cm long, 1 - 1.5mm in diameter, externally pale yellow or greyish yellow. Stems slender and curved, yellowish brown, finely striated longitudinally, frequently with rootlets on the nodes. Leaves mostly crumpled and broken when whole, subrounded or kidney shaped, 1 - 4cm in diameter, greyish green, margin roughly crenate petioles 3 - 6cm long, twisted. Umbels axillary small. Cremocarps oblate with distinctly prominenet, longitudinal ridges and fine reticulate striations, fruit stalk very short, odor slight and taste weak.
Processing : Eliminate foreign matter, wash clean cut into sections and dry in the sun.
Action : To remove heat and damp, to counteract toxicity, and to cause subsidence of swelling.
Indication : jaundice caused by damp-heat; heat stroke with diarrhea; urolithiasis and hematuria; carbuncles and boils; traumatic injuries
Dosage : 15 to 30 g; or 30 to 60 g of the fresh herb.
Storage : Preserve in a dry place.
Synonymns for Centella asiatica
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Evidence or the Use of Centella asiatica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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