Ayurvedic dictionary classifies Indian pennywort , Centella asciatica /vellari keerai (tamil)/ muthil kudangal ( malayalam) / brahmi booothi ( hindi) as the ultimate go to for any thing related to the brain.
Uses of Indian pennywort
Scientifically named Centella asciatica , this powerful herb known to be used in addiction issues and memory . It is well known medicine for a hair growth. This Asiatic / Indian pennywort is all goodness symbolised. Often it served as a tea to bring about calmness and open up the mind.
The regular usage of this herb strengthens the nerves and blood vascular system.
The leaves have a mild soapy taste . My common recipes with it is as juice, chutney or even as pizza topping. But the household favorite is this “Vellarai keerai thair pachadi “( raitha) . Essentially the kids love it as this yogurt salad and the pachadi can be served with any mixed rice, Indian flatbread, pulao or biryani.
It’s a real simple taste and the taste of toasted coconut makes it all the more inviting. it takes of the unpleasant taste of the raw greens.
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