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Mandukaparni — Benefits and medicinal uses

Mandukaparni is a medicinal plant found in marshy places. Mandukaparni works on mind for the improvement of intellect.

Botanical Name – Centella asiatica

Family – Umbelliferae/ Apiaceae

Common Name —

  • English – Gotu kola, Asiatic Pennywort, Indian Pennywort
  • Kannada – Ondelaga, Brahmi soppu
  • Tamil – Vallarai
  • Hindi – Brahmi
  • Marathi – Karivana

 

Medicinal Benefits –-

  • In cracked heels – Powder of Mandukaparni + 7 parts of Bee wax make a paste and applied.
  • To improve attention – 1gm powder of Mandukaparni twice daily with milk.
  • In depression — Powder of Mandukaparni + Mukta Pishti + Jatamamsi Powder
  • To improve mental abilities — Powder of Mandukaparni + Ghee
  • To reduce anxiety — Powder of Mandukaparni + Powder of Shankapushpi
  • In insomnia — 3 grams Powder of Mandukaparni is to be taken with milk while sleeping
  • In wound healing – The local application of Mandukaparni enhances the wound healing

 

How to consume the herb –

  • Juice extract – 10-30ml
  • Powder – 3-6grams