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Herb Description

Hindi Name:Mandookparni
Sanskrit Name:Mandookparni, Saraswati
Common Name:Indian Pennywort, Gotu kola
Latin Name:Centella Asiatica Urban

Medicinal Properties:The leaves are used in Ayurvedic preparations. Mandookaparni is used as a Medhya Rasayana (Brain tonic). Ayurveda uses it for skin and mental conditions. In many parts of India, it is used as a substitute for Brahmi (Bacopa monnjera). Nootropic (nourishment effects on nervous system) and immunomodulatory activities are observed and established through various clinical researches. When compared this with Brahmi, it showed similar action. It is also used for cardiac care, cough expectoration, polyurea and helps to improve lactation in.

Effect on Dosha:Balances Kapha and Pitta
Main Classical Uses:Saraswatarishta, Brahmi Tail, Saraswatghrita, Brahmi panaka,
Reference:Dravyaguna Vigyan, By- Prof. Priyavrat Sharma, Chaukhambha Bharti Academy, Varanasi. INDIA.

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