A MINI REVIEW ON AN IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANT CENTELLA ASIATICAAbstract
In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) is one of the important rejuvenating herbs for nerve and brain cells and is believed to be capable of increasing intelligence, longevity, and memory. It contains several active constituents, and the most important bioactive compounds are triterpenoid saponins, including asiaticoside, centelloside, madecassoside, and asiatic acid. It possesses anti-leprotic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor activities. Due to its medicinal importance, this plant is being overexploited and to conserve this plant, it is necessary to micropropagate this plant in a laboratory with high biomass yield.
M. Tech - Industrial Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India.
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