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Centella asiatica L. – A valuable and remedial herb of santhal paragana division used in treatment as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, cytotoxic, neuroprotective

Hem Kant Jhaa & Bijay S Singhb
aAssistant Professor in Botany, Mahila Sandhya College , Jamtara (Jharkhand)India.
bAssociate Professor, C.I.T. Tatisilwai, Ranchi (Jharkhand) India
Received : 12th May, 2015; Revised : 17th July, 2015

Abstract : The present research work has been conducted to investigate one of the aquatic imperative herb viz. Centella asiatica Linn. ( Hydricityl asiatica L.), commonly known as Thankuni or Falguni in Santhal Paragana division of Jharkhand. The purpose of research is to explore the ethno botanical studies, medical utilization and nutritional value of this plant. Besides these, investigation was also done to survey common use of this flora as “Thankuni Saag” by the local tribal people of research area. Presence of CENTELIN at moderate temperature also plays important role in curing a number of diseases in the shape of traditional medicine by the poor mass. Information’s were collected from the local tribal people and desi herbal medicine sellers in the village market pertaining to use of Centella asiatica Linn. in daily life. It is a perennial herb that is most commonly used by the local people due to its curative properties for various ailments and very rich nutritional value. The present work compiles an account of documentation and brief floristic description of Centella asiatica L. and it’s traditional medicinal values and monetary benefit to the native people.

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