Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Determination of growth and distribution of Centella asiatica in the Anzali lagoon
Taghizadeh M., Ahvazi M., Naghinegade A.
Institute of Medicinal Plants, Tehran-Iran
AB-e-Boshghabi with scientific name of Centella asiatica is among those plants that has valid distribution only in the protection zone of Anzali lagoon. This herb has some active constituents, which categorizes it as a medicinal plant. This herb has been used as an anticancer, antifertility agent, antipsoriatic, an agent for wound healing, etc. This study was designed to identify collection, distribution of Centella asiatica. Therefore, this natural region has studied by various Flores, particulary Flora Iranica. Our team has traveled to these regions and only we found it in two regions in the Anzali lagoon.
The result study showed the density and growth of this species had declined due to the growth of the plants and the human and animal disturbance.
The maximum growth of these plants was observed in some parts of regions in which animal activities were at minimum.