Vallarai

  • Scientific name: Centella asiatica
  • Place of origin: Wetlands of Asia.
  • Description: Herbaceous aquatic creeper growing in swampy areas  with slender stems and creeping stolons that are green, or reddish –green. Bears white, pinkish or red flowers and cream, hairy rhizomes and densely reticulate fruits.
  • Grow best: In dappled sunlight in a well-draining  but moist soil. Needs much watering and fertilizing with nutrients. 
  • Use: Healthful vegetable and as a medicinal herb.