Benefits of Mandukaparni(Gotu kola)

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.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent,sweet

Vırya(energy): Cooling

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

Sanskrit: Mandukaparni

English: Gotu kola, Indian pennywort

Hindi: Kula kudi