Scientific Name: Centella asiatica
Cutting Size: 4-6 inch
Cutting Colour: Light Green
Usage: For propagation
Packing: In plastic net bags/ aerated thermocol bags
Availability: Throughout the year
Botanical Name: Centella asiatica
English Name: Centella, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, Spade leaf
Hindi Name: Mandookparni, Bengsag, Brhamamanduki
Family: Apiaceae/ Umbelliferae
Propagation: By stem/ rooted cuttings
Leaves: Brain tonic, Adaptogen, Analgesic, Angiogenic, Anti-convulsant, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-stress, Anti-tumor, Anti-cancer, Anti-ulcer, Diuretic, Depurative, Sedative, Emmenagogue, Immunomodulatory, Restorative, spermicidal, Tranquilizer.
Mandookparni is an ancient Indian herb, used both for culinary and therapeutic purposes. It is a small, herbaceous, frost-tender perennial plant, native to wetlands in Asia and grows in tropical swampy areas. It is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and wetland regions of the Southeastern US.
Because the plant is aquatic, it is especially sensitive to biological and chemical pollutants in the water. The stems are slender, creeping stolons, green to reddish-green in color, connecting plants to each other. It has long-stalked, green, rounded apices which have smooth texture with palmately netted veins.
The leaves are borne on pericladial petioles, around 2 cm. The rootstock consists of rhizomes, growing vertically down. They are creamish in color and covered with root hairs. The crop matures in three months, and the whole plant, including the roots, is harvested manually
Mandookparni is popular brain tonic, improves memory and strengthen the brain. It is reputed to improve the power of speech and poetic imagination. It is useful remedy for mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed children. It reduces stress, insomnia, ADHD, depression, mental fatigue and anxiety.
It cures fever. It cures bowel disorders, chronic venous Convulsions. It is a very good remedy for Eczema, Elephantiasis, Epilepsy, Varicose veins, and venereal diseases. It prevents hair loss and hypochondria, cleanses and rejuvenates immune system, cures blood diseases, balances high blood pressure and heals minor burns.