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Centella Mother Tincture: properties and benefits

centella mother tincture

Centella asiatica is a medicinal plant cultivated for its countless healing virtues, known and studied for centuries.

In the

traditional Chinese medicine

Centella’s active ingredients have found use for therapeutic purposes for more than 2000 years while the

Indian Ayurvedic medicine

has been using it for millennia to revitalize the peripheral nervous system and brain cells; in fact, we find references In the ancient Vedic texts of the Indian tradition by the name
, which attest to its use for improving memory.

Various traditions have given it names related to its shape and characteristics, and it also boasts a second botanical name,
Hydrocotile asiatica

Its use in Western countries, on the other hand, is much more recent, although it is studded with successes, studies, and intensive experimentation that give this plant important properties especially for the
blood circulation

Let’s find out together.

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Centella Asiatica, what is it?

Centella Asiatica, also called the “
meadow tiger
” is an officinal plant belonging to the Apiaceae family native to the Asian continent but now widely found in India (where it is called Kotu Gola).

Its name would seem to derive from the verbsip

referring to the fact that the plant continuously sips the water of the marshy areas in which it lives.

The designation “
meadow tiger
” on the other hand, would seem to have been given to it because injured wild animals, particularly tigers, roll among its leaves to speed healing of the skin.

The plant is characterized by its creeping stem, long-stalked leaves arranged in rosettes of 4 or 5 that are orbicular or kidney-shaped and gray-green in color.

The flowers, on the other hand, are purplish with pinkish hues and are clustered in small “umbels” while its fruit is a diachenium that develops after flowering.

The “drug” (as well as the active ingredients) of this plant are obtained from the aerial parts, which give the plant its many benefits.

centella asiatica botanical

The chemical composition of Centella:

In phytotherapy, the
Centella Asiatica
is often used in the form of Mother Tincture to best extract its active ingredients, using its aerial parts, which contain a phycomplex consisting of:

  • Triterpene saponins (asiaticoside, osiasiaticoside, bramoside, centelloside)
  • essential oil (vellarina)
  • flavonoids
  • phytosterols
  • tannins
  • minerals
  • sugars

The combination of all these natural substances gives the extract of this plant beneficial properties mainly on the
blood circulation
, but not only.

Centella boasts so many other beneficial properties, let’s discover them together.

Properties and benefits of Centella:

is used in
predominantly as a remedy to
reduce blood pressure in the veins
(facilitates blood flow), reduce inflammation , and stimulate endogenous Collagen production (stimulates fibroblasts).

In addition, the
Centella extract
is also indicated:

  • As a healing agent for gastric ulcers
  • To counter venous insufficiency of the lower limbs
  • In case of swollen feet and legs
  • In cases of cellulite related to micro-circulatory deficiency
  • In the treatment of psoriasis

is also used as an ingredient in the preparation of Cosmetics due to its healing action

centella asiatica foglie

Centella and Cellulite:

Centella Asiatica
is considered an allied plantfor Cellulite as it
protects veins, counteracts capillary fragility, promotes peripheral circulation
and has a strong

It then helps the blood and lymphatic system, that network of capillary vessels that
drains the stagnation of fluids and toxins
that are precisely at the root of the presence of Cellulite.

Cellulite, in fact, istissue inflammation that occurs when subcutaneous cells fail to eliminate waste and toxins, causing the tissue to swell, which in turn crushes microcirculation. Because of this, the capillary network (which forms the microcirculation) can no longer effectively penetrate between cells and purify them, thus causing the formation of cellulite nodes.

Centella asiatica, mainly due to the presentation of terpenes, succeeds in preventing this “short-circuiting” of the microcirculation by allowing the lymphatic system to do its job: clearing cells of waste substances and transporting them to the liver, kidneys and intestines-the organs that will be responsible for excreting them .

In addition, the
and antioxidants in centella asiatica stimulate the
– the main cells of the skin –
to produce collagen
which will help the skin to be shinier and firmer.

Melissa Mother Tincture: ministerial claims:

Alcohol-Free Mother Tincture of Centella
, o
Glyceric Macerate of Centella
, is a natural remedy for which these properties can be claimed:

  • Useful for combating cellulite blemishes
  • Useful for microcirculation function (heavy legs)

All of these claims are regulated and approved by the Italian Ministry of Health for their physiological effects, aimed at “optimizing the body’s functions within homeostasis.”

Centella Mother Tincture

Mother tincture (TM) is a liquid preparation, obtained by extracting the fresh drug by
with an appropriate solvent.

The solvent most used in mother tinctures is a hydroalcoholic solution (water + alcohol) with a variable alcohol content (most often between 60 ° and 80 °) depending on the solubility of the active ingredients to be extracted.

La Centella Mother Tincture is an herbal preparation extracted from the leaves of Centella Asiatica, which are macerated in the 1:10 ratio in a solution of water and Alcohol. It is an herbal remedy believed to be useful for its anti-inflammatory, hypotensive and beneficial properties on vessels and connective tissue, and which is widely used in Phytotherapy.

Centella Glyceric Macerate: what it is

In recent years, Mother Tinctures extracted with the Vegetable Glycerin instead of Alcohol, which makes them better in several respects. In addition, since Glycerin is a less potent type of solvent and therefore less extractive than Alcohol, innovative extraction techniques are used, such as the‘Ultrasonic Extraction..

Ultrasonic extraction is an innovative, clean, quick and easy extraction technique that allows to
extract the active ingredients from plants and medicinal plants in particular and to make quality phytoextracts
, taking advantage of the exclusively mechanical action exerted by the cavitation effect produced by sound waves.

Centella Mother Tincture
is obtained by hydroglyceric maceration of the aerial parts of Centella, again at a ratio of 1:10, and is an innovative type of Mother Tincture, which, having been obtained by the ultrasonic process, makes it better from several points of view.

We at Vonderweid, thanks to our 20 years of experience in the field of dietary supplements and after a long process of research and development in our laboratories for the production of
Non-alcoholic Mother Tinctures
, we have managed to obtain a product with the desired characteristics.

Our non-alcoholic mother tinctures are classified as.
Dietary Supplements
and are regularly notified to the
Ministry of Health

Centella, how many drops to take?

For the intake of
Centella drops
, we recommend the use of 40 drops dissolved

In a glass of water, 1-3 times a day. Taking 40 drops of Vonderweid Centella Mother Tincture 3 times a day (120 drops total) is equivalent to taking 795 mg of Centella.

Always remember Not to exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age. Food supplements are not intended as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, and we always recommend the advice of your doctor or nutritionist before taking.

The advice, therefore, is to always consult your primary care physician before starting to take St. John’s Wort mother tincture, then consult a good herbalist or herbal medicine expert to determine how to take St. John’s Wort tincture and in what amounts.

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