Centella Asiatica Extract
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Functions:
1. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Herbs and drugs which are classified as Traditional Chinese Medicine
Centella asiatica, also known as Brahmi, Asiatic pennywort, tiger grass, and gotu kola,is a perennial herb that grows primarily in Asia. For years, it’s had both culinary and medicinal uses, but like many traditional plant extracts, it’s getting more popular as a skin care ingredient for hydration, especially in South Korea brands.
Centella asiatica has potent antioxidant properties and to be a rich source of amino acids, and there’s additional research showing that it’s a good hydrating ingredient to soothe upset or compromised skin. It is also effective in improving treatment of small wounds, hypertrophic wounds as well as burns, psoriasis and scleroderma. [1]
Fun Fact:
1) Centella Asiatica is always included in the moisturizers in South Korean brands and is often labeled as “cica creams”.
2) Centella Asiatica is known as x in traditional chinese medicine.
Scientific References:
1. Wiesława Bylka, Paulina Znajdek-Awiżeń, Elżbieta Studzińska-Sroka, and Małgorzata Brzezińska, Centella asiatica in cosmetology, Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2013 Feb; 30(1): 46–49.

Potential Health Benefits For:

1. Cognition Disorders (PubMed ID:12859423)
2. Herpes Simplex (PubMed ID:10715843)
3. Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental (PubMed ID:15366600)
4. Parkinsonian Disorders (PubMed ID:20118623)

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