Pharmacognostic review and phytochemical screening of Centella asiatica Linn.
Rashmi Saxena Pal, Yogendra Pal
Various studies have already been performed involving the whole aerial parts of Centella asiatica (L.) (Umbelliferae), commonly known as gotukola or jalbrahmi and thus the present investigation has been carried out for the phytochemical study of ethanolic extract of the aerial parts of Centella asiatica. To perform this activity, the drug (1.5kg) was exhaustively extracted in 95% ethanol using Soxhlet apparatus. The Paper deals with the study of its phytoconstituents, pharmacological activities as well as the phytochemical screening of the plant.