Centella Asiatica grows in tropical regions of Asia. Its leaves are green, like fan and according to studies, have mild antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, tonic and vasoconstrictive activity.
Sedela has been used in Ayurveda for many thousands of years and refers to Susruta Samhita – the ancient Indian text. It has been used in China for over 2,000 years and is referred to as “the miraculous elixir of life” – a name given to it by LiChing-Yun, a herbal therapist who is rumored to have lived 256 years. French botanists brought her to the West in the 18th century and since then, she heals wounds, heals phlebitis, “throws” stress, fights stress. According to studies by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, triterpenoids (Asian acid, mantecasic acid and Asian acid) containing Centella Asiatica extract have the ability to inhibit the action of a group of enzymes that break down the synthesis of new type I collagen, through the skin fibroblasts.

This action results in accelerating the healing process and tightening the skin. It is also considered to be one of the most effective herbal ingredients to fight stretch marks. Finally, Centella Asiatica improves microcirculation and enhances the antioxidant activity of Vitamin E – which is why these two ingredients often coexist in cosmetic formulas.

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