Asian centella

 

 

Centella grows in tropical swampy areas. The plant is native to the warmer regions of both hemispheres, including Africa, Australia, Cambodia, Central America, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Pacific Islands, South America, Thailand, South-America. It’s also found in Vietnam, and used as a bước dưỡng ẩm, face cream. The stems are thin, creeping stolons, green to reddish-green in color, connecting plants to each other. It has long-stalked, green, rounded apices that have smooth texture with palmately reticulated veins. The leaves are pericardial petioles involved, about 2 cm (0.79 in). The rhizome consists of rhizomes, rising vertically downwards. They are cream-colour and are covered with root hairs.

Generally, essential oils are are versatile and can be used in creating a variety of cosmetic products or be used in diffusion. 


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