Vietnamese Name: Rau Má
Common Culinary Name: Pennywort
Botanical Family & Name: Araliaceae, Hydrodoctyle Asiatica (small) or Centella Javanica (large)
Vegetative Description: Rounded, slightly rippled outside leaves.
Native Habitat & Ecology: Water loving plant native to warm temperate climates. Native to many tropical countries
Tasting Note: Grassy.
Culinary Uses: Blended along with sugar to make a refreshing, herbal juice.
Medicinal Uses: Purifies blood, relieves arthritis, cures nervous conditions .
Propagation: Best cultivated through seeds. Once established, hearty growth.
Other Names: Gotu Kola (Indian), Bai Bua Bok (Thai)