Centella Asiatica: The Wonder Herb
Skincare is an important part of our routines now. With the increased demand for skincare products, the variety of them and the ingredients used in them has increased tenfold. A number of natural herbs or plants have now found their way into cosmetics and skincare products. One such product is Centella Asiatica.
What is Centella Asiatica?
Centella Asiatica is a tropical medicinal plant that grows in Southeast Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Madagascar. It is commonly known as “Gotu kola, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, wild violet, and tiger herb”, has medicinal value. It is a tropical plant that has been successfully cultivated for It has a long history of use in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, including in Turkey.
It grows in wet, marshy areas at an altitude of over 700 meters. The biological properties of Centella Asiatica make it an ideal source of stem cells. It is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and contains skin lightening abilities.
Benefits of Centella Asiatica
This wonder herb can do magic on your skin. Do you wonder what are the benefits of it?
Centella Asiatica Stems work to replenish skin tone and repair lost elasticity. This plant has been proven to be rich in antioxidants and it stops your skin from losing hyaluronic acid. This acid is required by your skin to maintain firmness and elasticity. It has also been proven that Centella Asiatica Stems control inflammation and aid in nourishing the blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis. It has a number of other benefits as well. These include firming, helping in blood vessel disorder treatment, helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lightening pigmentation and restoring skin cells.