Centella Asiatica has been used in Ayurveda for many thousands of years as "the miraculous elixir of life." .
The French botanists brought it to the West in the 18th century and, from then on, it heals wounds, cure the varicose veins, "sheds" pressure, fights stress. According to studies at the Maryland University Medical School, triterpenoids (asian acid, mandecasic acid and asiatoside) containing the extract of Centella Asiatica have the ability to inhibit the action of a group of enzymes that break down collagen and at the same time stimulate biosynthesis new type I collagen, through the skin fibroblasts.
This action has the effect of accelerating the healing process and tightening the epidermis. It is also considered to be one of the most effective herbal ingredients in the fight against stretch marks. Finally, Centella Asiatica improves micro-circulation and enhances vitamin E antioxidant activity - so these two ingredients often co-exist in cosmetic formulas.
Outdoor use of Sentela is thought to help significantly in treating wounds as it improves blood circulation and detoxifies the skin (locally).
It also helps in the healing of open wounds, burns and skin problems. It is also used for varicose veins and venous problems.