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Asiatic pennywort, gotu kola for animals

It is a popular skin care herbal ingredient in external preparations, but some sources also recommend it for horses internally.

Centella asiatica (netherbarium)

Basic information

Plant: asiatic pennywort, gotu kola, Centella asiatica (L.) Urban [syn.: Hydrocotyle asiatica] (Apiaceae).

Herbal drug: asiatic pennywort herb (Centellae asiaticae herba); asiatic pennywort extract for external treatment (Centellae asiaticae extractum).

Main active ingredients: >> book.

Proven medicinal effects: >> book.

Application in human medicine

Therapeutic indications given in pharmacopoeias, monographs: >> book.

Other uses described in traditional medicine: >> book.

Phytotherapy complementary to veterinary treatment

Indications, dosage, side effects, drug-herb interactions (dogs, horses, cats): >> book.


Toxic compounds, symptoms: >> book.

Author: Sophia Clara Marton

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