Ancient Indian Herb:
The earliest records show that the use of the oriental herb Centella Asiatica or simply ‘Centella’ for treatment of chronic diseases started in the Indian Sub-Continent in Vedic era (around 5000 to 3000 BC). The healing power of Centella Asiatica / Gotu Kola / Thankuni Pata has found special mention in the Susruta Samhita- an ancient Indian book of medicine still recognized as a reference book by doctors and medical practitioners. Later it was used in China for treatment of various mild to severe ailments.
Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra also mention that, this plant is supposed to have magical healing power and keeping with the rich Herbal (Ayurvedic) Tradition. Centella is still used in Indian households for treating mild to chronic diseases. It is especially effective for Healing wounds and cut, Burns, skin diseases, leprosy, diarrhea, Ulcers of different kinds(including Gastric Ulcer), Gastro conditions, fever, high blood pressure and even treating urinary tract infections. Centella contains many essential acids an other useful elements that makes it a medicine for almost all diseases.
Centella is used to treat such diseases in the Indian household and in remote villages where medical facility is not so easily available. In most of the cases, it has been seen that this herb successfully heals most health conditions and the regular use of it keeps diseases away.
Herbs are nonetheless, an integral part of human lives since the beginning of civilization and most of the medical researches these days put immense stress on the use of herbs for manufacturing of medicines. Some of the Oriental Herbs have been used in modern medicines for years but more research is required to know the true potential of these herbs for the treatment of diseases.
All in One Herb:
Centella is lesser known among all the Indian herbs but it really has magical powers. In china it is called the “miracle elixirs of life”. It can heal almost all diseases. It can stop severe bleeding and helps dry your wound quicker than most medicines and shows fabulous results in healing burns.
Centella heals you digestive organs, gets you rid of all your gastro problems including gastric ulcer, acidity, irregular bowel syndrome, diarrhea etc. It is immensely effective to treat various skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis.
Centella has been found to be especially effective in treating high temperature, urinary tract infections and it has been successfully used to treat high blood pressure for centuries.
It is also super effective in getting rid of gas, acidity and constipation permanently.
Consuming two or three leaves of Centella everyday in the morning keeps you healthy by increasing you immunity and revitalizing your brain cells so you do not fall sick easily and you are always at your best when it comes to handling mental stress and work pressure. Your stomach remains clean and it stops the formation of gas and acids in you bowl. Centella acts as a blood purifier so to keep your skin glowing.
As a matter of fact Centella may be called an all-in-one herb which is helpful in healing almost all physical conditions. Clinical research show that it can be used to control the affect of radioactivity in human beings. It is equally useful in healing any type of inflammation.
And if that is not all, medical scientists today say that centella has some Antidepressant Properties which makes it effective in the treatment of mental conditions like depression, anxiety, hypertension etc.
No Side Effects:
Dosage of Centella varies according to the type and course of treatment and the disease being treated. From 10mg to 600mg of crushed leaves or capsules per day consumed thrice a day. Alcohol extracts of Centella are also available. Recommended dosage of Centella is never toxic and there are rare chances of any side effects.
You can eat Centella with your normal food as a vegetable and still enjoy the goodness of this herb. It is the presence of many essential acids that makes it a medicine for all diseases. I have used Centella myself and found it to be a must use for people with busy and irregular work schedule. And it is best if you can eat raw leaves or make a powder by crushing dry leaves and preserve properly for regular use.
For cuts, wound, burns and inflammation- crush raw leaves and apply it directly or find a good Centella paste or liquid in the market.
Centella is found mostly in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and in parts of China, the South Pacific and Eastern Europe. It has been used in Europe since the 19th century but the common people are still mostly ignorant of the magical healing power of this plant.
Clinical research is going on all over the world to optimize the usefulness of herbs in treating human beings and Centella Asiatica of India is such a plant, the full potential of which in healing diseases and saving lives is yet to be found out.
I have just tried to make you aware of the many benefits of such a magical herb so you can make good use of it like me and spread the good thing to your neighbors.