Our article : Centella Asiatica – Pegaga

Pegaga is a perennial plant that grows in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to its benefits for the blood circulation, the scientific name of centella asiatica is also used against burns.

Are there any other indications of Pegaga? What is its history?

Does it have any side effects?

This plant has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is both a therapeutic plant and a plant used in cooking, especially its leaves. The leaves and stems are the parts of the plant used in phytotherapy. Also known as hydrocotyle, tiger grass or water bowl, centella asiatica is used for its healing and anti-ageing properties.

The scientific community has become increasingly interested in the effects of this plant and several studies have revealed its effectiveness.

The benefits of Centella Asiatica are due to its nutritional composition, which is rich in active compounds known for their beneficial effects on healing and anti-ageing properties. Centella Asiatica contains active ingredients with recognised healing powers. Among these active compounds, we can mention :
The main triterpene compounds are: madecassoside, known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, as well as Asiatic acid and madecassic acid;
Phenolic compounds; Flavonoids; Vitamin C; Tannins;
The saponosides.
The anti-ageing and healing properties of Centella asiatica are mainly due to its triterpene compounds.

BENEFITS, VIRTUES AND EFFECTS

Gotu kola or centella asiatica is a plant widely used in herbal medicine and as a remedy for certain skin disorders because of its healing, anti-inflammatory and skin regenerating properties. In addition, some research has revealed the effectiveness of gotu kola in the treatment of certain circulatory disorders, anxiety or against epilepsy. In this section, we will first list all the benefits of centella asiatica before detailing, with supporting studies, all its indications and virtues.

OVERVIEW OF BENEFITS

  • Increases collagen production which reduces blood pressure and oedema
  • Skin care (healing, burns)
  • Reduces healing time for second degree burns
  • Increases the strength of the skin and collagen
  • Increases collagen production, which promotes healing
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Reduces anxiety-related disorders
  • Reduces stress and accompanying depression
  • Improves mood
  • Nootropic
  • Improves cognitive functions including memory
  • Prevents nerve cell death and reduces the negative effects of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease
  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic
  • Inhibits the action of proteins involved in the immune response and cellular stress
  • Inhibits pro-inflammatory interleukins
  • Against epilepsy. Has an anticonvulsant action, particularly against tonic-clonic seizures, a frequent form of generalised epilepsy
  • Hair. Offers therapeutic potential for hair growth
  • Increases collagen production which reduces blood pressure and oedema
  • Skin care (healing, burns)
  • Reduces healing time for second degree burns
  • Increases the strength of the skin and collagen
  • Increases collagen production, which promotes healing
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Reduces anxiety-related disorders
  • Reduces stress and accompanying depression
  • Improves mood
  • Nootropic
  • Improves cognitive functions including memory
  • Prevents nerve cell death and reduces the negative effects of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease
  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic
  • Inhibits the action of proteins involved in the immune response and cellular stress
  • Inhibits pro-inflammatory interleukins
  • Against epilepsy. Has an anticonvulsant action, particularly against tonic-clonic seizures, a frequent form of generalised epilepsy
  • Hair. Offers therapeutic potential for hair growth

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