Ayurvedic Herb Vallarai The Rejuvenator

Charaka, one of the foremost exponents of Ayurveda regarded vallarai or Centella asiatica as belonging to the group of herbs that help maintain youthful vigour and strength.

It improves mind's receptivity. It can improve a person's memory power, strength, voice, complexion and digestive power.

The herb can be made into different types of sauce and consumed by people with diabetes. It is also useful for people with anemia.

Extracts of the plant are used in the production of face creams and anti-wrinkle creams.

Vallarai has been studied extensively. The plant can be found on the banks of streams and ponds and near rice fields in South India.

The leaves can be dried and powdered. A quarter teaspoon of the powder mixed with honey can be taken daily as a general tonic for adults.

For some dishes prepared using vallarai click here.

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