Product description

Botanical Name: Centella asiatica

Types of Plant: Herbaceous

Part of the Plant used: Leaves and stems

Description: Indian Pennywort, scientifically known as Centella asiatica, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Asia. It belongs to the Apiaceae family and is characterized by its small, kidney-shaped leaves and slender stems that creep along the ground. Indian Pennywort is commonly found in moist, tropical regions and is prized for its medicinal properties and culinary uses.


  • Medicinal Uses: Indian Pennywort has a long history of use in traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is valued for its adaptogenic properties, which help the body cope with stress and promote overall well-being. Indian Pennywort is used to improve cognitive function, enhance memory and concentration, and support mental clarity. It is also believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing properties.
  • Skin Health: Indian Pennywort is used topically to promote wound healing, reduce inflammation, and improve skin elasticity. It is commonly used in skincare products such as creams, lotions, and ointments to treat minor wounds, cuts, burns, and skin irritations. Indian Pennywort stimulates collagen production and may help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
  • Culinary Uses: Indian Pennywort leaves are edible and are used in culinary preparations in some Asian countries. They have a slightly bitter taste and can be added to salads, soups, stir-fries, and other dishes. Indian Pennywort leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to a balanced diet.
  • Digestive Health: Indian Pennywort is used to support digestive health and alleviate symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and constipation. It promotes healthy digestion, stimulates appetite, and may help regulate bowel movements.


Growing Conditions:

  • Sunlight: Indian Pennywort thrives in partial shade to full sunlight.
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Indian Pennywort. It prefers moist, loamy soil enriched with organic matter.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Indian Pennywort regularly, especially during dry periods.
  • Climate: Indian Pennywort prefers warm, humid climates and can tolerate temperatures between 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C). It is sensitive to frost and should be protected during cold weather.

Harvesting and Storage of Indian Pennywort:

  • Harvest Indian Pennywort leaves and stems as needed for fresh use or drying.
  • Use sharp scissors or pruning shears to cut the stems just above a leaf node.
  • Store fresh Indian Pennywort leaves and stems in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • To dry Indian Pennywort, hang the harvested stems upside down in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Once dry, store the leaves in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Indian Pennywort - Vallarai

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