Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Centella
Family: Apiaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
asiatica
NOTES

A prostrate ground cover which spreads by stolons and rooting at the nodes. Has large reniform, glabrous leaves with long petioles and scalloped margins.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Urb.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Minute reddish-yellow flowers are borne in threes in umbels. The fruit is laterally compressed and wrinkled
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Pennywort
Marsh pepperwort
Wild violet
Waternavel
Varkoortjie
Wildevioolblaar
Habitat
NOTES: Found in and along the roads in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Skin treatments
Used traditionally for skin complaints and in modern medicine it is used to promote post- operative healing and for burns. Also used for venous disorders of the lower limbs
Leprosy treatments
Used in the Cape and also in India for leprosy
Fever treatments
Used for fever in East Africa
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as a diuretic and purgative in Asia
Renal treatments
Used as a diuretic
Wound treatments
Used in modern wound healing preparations. The cooked leaves are edible.
Food
Leaves can be cooked and used as spinach
Months
March
April
May
June
Synonyms for Species
Hydrocotyl asiatica



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