Centella asiatica (L.) Urban

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Centella asiatica (L.) Urban is aslo known as Hydrocotyl asiatica Linn., belongs to Apiaceae, Umbelliferae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Bhisber, Bhisber , Qas'at al-Maa, Qasat al-Maa.
The English Name for this herb is Indian Pennywort.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Barhami, Barhami Buti, Brahmi.

Pharmacological Actions

Above Ground Parts:

  • Alterative
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Blood Purifier
  • Brain Tonic
  • Cardiotonic
  • Carminative
  • Cicatrizant
  • Diuretic
  • Exhilarant
  • Local Stimulant
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Psychotropic
  • Sedative
  • Soporific
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Tonic
  • Vulnerary

  • Indications

    The Indications of Above Ground Parts of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban are Hypochondriasis, Bronchitis, Jaundice, Nervous Debility, Insanity, Persistent Fever, Seminal Weakness, Chronic Rheumatism, Elephantiasis, Skin Diseases, Dysentery, Spermatorrhoea, Asthma, Boils, Indigestion, Skin Eruptions, Ulcers, Eczema, Scrofula, Gonorrhoea, Calculus Affections, Epilepsy, Syphilis, Leprosy, Carbuncles, Headache, Blood Disorders, Abscesses, Periodic Fever, Enlarged Glands, Chronic Fever, Mental Weakness, Scalding Urine, Haematuria, Hiccough, Wounds, Varicose Veins, Skin ulcers, Urolithiasis.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Centella asiatica (L.) Urban.


    The Temperaments of Above Ground Parts of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban are 2nd order, warm and dry, cold and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    INTELLANHerbion Pakistan Pvt Ltd.

    Compound Preparations

    Centella asiatica (L.) Urban is used in the preparation of Ma'jun Barhami, Zimad Barhami compounds.


    Above Ground Parts3.000g - 5.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Centella asiatica (L.) Urban. Rootstock perennial. Stem creeping, rooting at the nodes, glabrous to finely pubescent. Leaves simple, reniform, long petioled; dorsal surface with minute hair clusters. Inflorescence glabrate to finely arachnoid. Flowers white. Fruit ovate to orbicular, 2-3 mm long (Fl. Pak. Monogr., No. 20

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Africa, China, India, Japan, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Tropical America.
    Odor: The odor of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban is Peculiar
    Taste: Bitter,Bad


    No information regarding Centella asiatica (L.) Urban's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Centella asiatica (L.) Urban's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Centella asiatica (L.) Urban's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use or large dose may cause headache, giddiness and in some individuals a tendency to coma. Centella glycosides exert mild tranquilizing effects and lower the blood pressure.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Centella asiatica (L.) Urban. (work in progress)