Scientific name: Centella Asiatica Extract
Classification: Vegetable extract
Healing, stimulating and draining.
Tales from nature
The Centella Asian is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Apiacee family and common in the tropical and subtropical humid regions of India and South America. Originally from India and Madagascar, it grows in humid and shady places, especially along the waterways. It has flowers tending to purple and its active ingredients are found in the leaves.
It is also known as "tiger grass" as it is argued that tigers use it to medicate the wounds. According to some sources, the name Centella derives from the Latin "centrum", with reference to the almost circular aspect of the leaves. According to other sources it would derive from the verb "centelling", since it is a plant that absorbs water from the ground drop to drop.
Centella was very successful after the Second World War, when it was used to make a mixture of herbs and infusions called Fo-Ti-Tieng with stimulating properties on longevity; According to legend, an ancient Chinese herbalist had used the mixture with longevity and had lived up to 256 years.
Centella Asiatic's extract actively intervenes on the blood microcirculation and give tone to the walls of the capillaries, strengthening and elasticizing the walls of the blood vessels.
It is also able to support collagen synthesis, improving the well -being of the skin and stimulating cell regeneration, accelerating the healing of small bruises, redness and skin irritations or stretch marks, scars, cellulite and acne. It is also used in specific shampoo formulas to strengthen hair.