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Review Papers | Pharmacy | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022
Review: The Utilization of Pegagan (Centella Asiatica) in Food Industry and Wound Healing Materials in Pharmaceutical
Fenti Fatmawati | Eva Meliana BR Tambunan | Mohamad Isronijaya
Abstract: Centella Asiatica L is a plant that is commonly found in Indonesia, which is found in humid places and gets enough sunlight, for example in rice fields, the edges of ditches, meadows, and other humid places. The Pegagan plant has active compounds such as alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, steroids, triterpenoids and there are bioactive groups namely steroids, triterpenoids, and saponins, these plants do not cause harmful side effects, low toxicity and can be digested in the body. Pegagan has long been used for food, skin diseases, improving digestive disorders, cleansing the blood, and increasing body resistance.The pharmacological effects of Pegagan itself are as anti-syphilis, anti-toxic, anti-infective, fever-reducing, urine laxative, anti-leprosy, overcoming stress, and can be used for female fertility. The content of triterpenoids in the Pegagan plant is the most important substance because it has the benefit of increasing mental function provides a calming effect and is also useful for blood vessels, therefore it can launch blood circulation to the brain. Asiaticoside is part of the triterpenoid that can strengthen skin cells and can improve skin repair, as a natural antibiotic, stimulates blood cells and the immune system.
Keywords: Food, Pegagan, Pharmaceutical, Wound
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022,
Pages: 251 - 256