Botanical Name: Centella asiatica
Plant Part Used: Leaf
Processing Method: Extraction
Also known as Indian Pennywort, Brahmi, Gotu Kola is an herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the family of Apiaceae. The stem of Gotu Kola is slender, creeping, and green to reddish-green in color. It contains triterpenoid, mainly asiaticoside and brahmoside. It is used both for culinary and medicinal purposes. Traditionally, it has been used to treat various health disorders. These leaves are the powerhouse of antioxidants like polyphenols, that reduce the effect of free oxygen species. It also has a good nutritional value in that it contains fibers, vitamins like vitamin A, B2, and C, and minerals like calcium, iron, and potassium. Intake of these herbs is good for gut, heart, skin, and brain health.
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|Mesh size||NLT 99% Passes through #40 mesh & NLT 90% Passes through #60 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 10.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|Bulk Density||200 to 300 g/L||USP<616>|
|Identification||Identical to R.S. sample||HPTLC|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 2 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 100,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 1000 cfu/g||USP<61>|