Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2017)
The therapeutic use of Centella asiatica
Author(s): Dr. Md. Shahab Uddin, Dr. Md. Khorshed Alam, Dr. Md. Obydul Hoq, Dr. Zannatun Nahar Nuri
Abstract: Centella asiatica (L.) is an effective medicinal plant for human beings. Centella asiatica (L.) randomly used in traditional medicine such as unani medicine, ayurvedic medicine and herbal medicine. It is a perennial, creeper, faintly aromatic and a valuable medicinal herb of all over the world. It is distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of World such as Bangladesh, India, China, Nepal, Madagascar, Srilanka and Indonesia etc. The requirement of Centella asiatica is now met from natural population, leading to their gradual depletion and thus followed by its placement in the list of threatened species as mentioned by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Much of the ancient and contemporary lore surrounding this plant with its chemistry and pharmacology related to efficacy of both herbal preparations and chemical isolates are justified on the basis of experimental evidences. This paper provides its immense importance as economic plant with medicinal value as well as brief information of its products in the market launched, showing its dependability.