Mandukaparni, also known scientifically as Centella asiatica, is a medicinal herb. Jalbramhi, or Indian pennywort, is another name for it. For thousands of years, Mandukaprni has been used as Ayurvedic medicine in India, and it is mentioned in the historic Indian medical text 'Sushruta Samhita.' This plant can be found all over India.

Tropical and subtropical countries such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Madagascar, the South Pacific, and Eastern Europe grow it. Mandukaparni has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, in addition to the Ayurvedic system. 

Nutritional Benefits of Mandukaparni:

Mandukaparni contains proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, fats, vitamins A, B, and C, as well as minerals such as iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, and magnesium.
Flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins, carotenoids, triterpenoids, and volatile oils are also found in mandukaparni. 

Benefits of Mandukaparni for wound healing:

  • Several preclinical (animal) studies have shown that mandukaparni can help with wound healing.
  • It promotes skin thickening, cell growth, and tissue regeneration, which aids in wound healing.
  • Mandukaparni helps to strengthen new skin, reduce inflammation, and provide antioxidant benefits.
  • Antioxidants are critical in the wound healing process. 

Benefits of mandukaparni for depression :

Animal studies revealed that mandukaparni has antidepressant properties. Triterpenes, which are found in mandukaparni, were found to be responsible for this activity. Mandukaparni can also boost dopamine levels in the brain (a neurotransmitter). An increase in dopamine levels may be beneficial in the treatment of depression. 

Benefits of mandukaparni for convulsions:

Mandukaparni has been shown in animal studies to reduce seizures and improve learning deficits caused by seizures. The findings also suggest that mandukaparni could be used as an adjuvant to anti-seizure medications, potentially preventing cognitive impairment (trouble in learning, remembering, and concentrating). Mandukaparni leaf extract has also been shown to have anticonvulsant properties. 

Benefits of mandukaparni for Alzheimer’s :

Mandukaparni improves concentration, increases attention span, and reduces oxidative stress. Alzheimer's disease is caused by oxidative stress, and cognitive impairment is caused by free radical generation. Mandukaparni was effective in preventing cognitive deficits as well as oxidative stress. It may also increase antioxidant enzymes and protect neurons (nerve cells) from oxidative damage. As a result, mandukaparni may be used to treat Alzheimer's disease. 

Benefits of mandukaparni for stomach:

Mandukaparni extract was found to be effective in preventing alcohol-induced stomach lesions in a lab study. It strengthened the stomach mucosal barrier and reduced free radical damage. Mandukaparni's anti-inflammatory properties aid in the healing of stomach ulcer wounds. Clinical studies (human trials) have also demonstrated the efficacy of mandukaparni in wound healing. 

Benefits of mandukaparni for arthritis:

Mandukaparni extract has been shown in animal studies to provide significant pain and inflammation relief. It has also been discovered that taking mandukaparni orally can help to reduce the severity of arthritis. Mandukaparni also prevented the destruction of the joint. Mandukaparni successfully prevented the onset of arthritis and relieved its symptoms in preclinical studies. 

Benefits of mandukaparni for heart diseases :

Mandukaparni is useful in the treatment of heart disease. Asiaticoside and Asiatic acid are the main components responsible for these benefits. Several animal studies have shown that mandukaparni is effective in treating heart conditions such as hypertension, atherosclerosis (a thickening of the blood vessel walls caused by fat deposition), and cardiac ischaemia (deficient supply of blood to the heart muscle).