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Centella asiatica

Centella asiatica


Gotu Kola is known as Brahmi in Ayurvedic Medicine, meaning "Greatest of the Great". It is considered the "herb of enlightenment" and the most powerful of the rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.

In Sri Lanka and India, this herb has a long tradition of use in dermatological conditions such as wounds, inflammation and insect bites, eczema and minor insect bites.

The main active ingredients in Centella asiatica are asiatic acid, madecassic acid and asiaticoside. Many clinical reports document strong wound healing and collagen stimulating properties from Centella asiatica, as well as scar tissue reduction, anti-inflammatory actions and an ability to increase the level of antioxidants in newly formed tissue.

Skin Care Benefits:
Antioxidant, Firming, Anti-inflammatory, Collagen-stimulating, Wound Healing

Alchemilla Products Containing this Herb:

Face Care
- Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

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"New Innovations in Scar Management", The Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, May 2000, p. 227-234.

Tang, Zhu, et al., "Archives of Dermatological Research", Springer-Verlag, Dec 2010.

Baumann, "Skin and Allergy News", 2006, Vol. 37, Issue 12

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