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  • Centella asiatica is a small herbaceous annual plant of the family Mackinlayaceae.
  • Common names include Gotu Kola, Asiatic Pennywort, Luei Gong Gen, Takip-kohol, Antanan, Pegagan, Pegaga, vallaarai, Kula kud and Brahmi .

Process and Technology

  • In the process of isolation of natural products from plants, the so-called “organic matrix” consisting of such substances as pigments, tannins, carbohydrates, etc. normally must be removed from the crude extract so the desired secondary metabolites may be obtained in a purified form.
  • Processing methods are usually based on traditional methods such as high pressure water extraction for herbs which are traditionally boiled as decoctions.
  • Carbon dioxide extraction has been highlighted as a desirable new technology because it is environmentally friendly, there are no undesirable solvent residues in the final product and the end products are often different and of better quality.


  • The herbal related market includes herbs used as food or food additives, cosmetic ingredients, and herbal medicines. The current estimates for this market ranges between USD 40-100 billion with an average annual growth rate of 15 to 20%.
  • The primary markets for plant extracts are the flavour and fragrance industries, and medicinal, pharmaceutical and insecticidal outlets.


  • It is used as a medicinal herb in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Gotu Kola acts as a powerful "brain food", and is known for its ability to enhance mental ability.
  • It has been used for: wound healing, better circulation, memory enhancement, cancer, vitality, general tonic, respiratory ailments, detoxifying the body, treatment of skin disorders , revitalizing connective tissue, burn and scar treatment, clearing up skin infections, slimming and edema, arthritis, rheumatism, treatment of liver and kidneys, periodontal disease, strengthening of veins , blood purifier, high blood pressure, sedative, anti-stress, anti-anxiety, an aphrodisiac, immune booster, anabolic and adaptogen etc.
  • Extracts of the plant are added to cosmetic masks and creams to increase collagen and firm the skin.

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