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Since long time it has been used traditionally as a remedy for several skin disorders, it is used by the cosmetic industries in preparing skin care products but this aspect is still untouched by Ayuvedic researchers.So in this chapter, we will give the literary description of Mandukaparni so that we can know our drug very well. In recent times, focus on plant research has increased all over the world. Centella asiatica is an important medicinal herb that is widely used in the orient and is becoming popular in the West. Triterpenoid, saponins, the primary constituents of Centella asiatica are manly believed to be responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. Apart from wound healing, the herb is recommended for the treatment of various skin conditions such as leprosy, lupus, varicose ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, diarrhoea, fever, amenorrhea, diseases of the female genitourinary tract and also for relieving anxiety and improving cognition. In general, there are various drugs, used in various conditions, in various forms from long time, among them Mandukaparni is one, which is well known for its Medhya property.

Centella asiatica
herb-drug interactions
pharmacology of Centella asiatica
preclinical and clinical studies
side effects
therapeutic uses
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