Centella asiatica leaves have been used around the world for centuries to treat leprosy, cancer, skin disorders, arthritis, hemorrhoids and tuberculosis.
Researchers have found that Centella asiatica contains glycosides called asiaticoside that exhibit wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities. Other researchers have shown that fresh leaves of Centella asiatica are effective in healing chronic skin ulcers and other wounds.
In modern health care Centela asiatica is used primarily for venous insufficiency improvement, localized inflammation, infection and post surgery recovery.
Centella asiatica affects various stages of tissue development, including keratinization (the process of replacing skin after sores or ulcers).
Asiaticosides stimulate the formation of lipid and proteins necessary for skin healtiness.