Mandukaparni is a perennial creeper that grows along damp shady streams, in ponds, particularly on the marshy land and along the river banks. The word mandukaparni refers to its leaf-shape resembling the webbed feet of a frog. The leaf also looks like the cerebellum. It is a renowned remedy for nervous disorders.
Benefits of Mandukaparni: Improves memory, intelligence, depression, nervous disorders, acne, skin conditions, epilepsy.
Scientific name: Centella asiatica.
Useful part: All.
Preparation: Powder, decotion, juice.
Dosage: 1–30g per day as an infusion, 3–15ml per day.
Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent,sweet
Vipaka (post-digestive effect):Sweet
Guna (quality): Dry, light
Dosa effect: VPK=, primarily KP
Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, nerve
Srotas (channel): Nervous, circulatory, digestive
Classical and common names
English: Gotu kola, Indian pennywort
Hindi: Kula kudi