Pegaga juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the heatiness in one’s body, thus the fever will go away.In South East Asia pegaga is eaten as a salad. A rich source of vitamin K, magnesium and calcium, pegaga has been used in traditional Malay medicine for thousands of years to address a variety of ills. Pegaga helps alleviate fatigue and reduces the effects of depression and insomnia.
Because it increases brain function, the herb improves memory and concentration. Pegaga also improves circulation, strengthening veins and capillaries, reducing vascular inflammation, improving wound healing, and supporting the heart, liver and kidneys. It is also used to relieve the symptoms of colds and respiratory problems, strengthen the immune system, and treat leprosy.
Another benefit of centella asiatica is it seems to help overcome anxiety and stress. It has the ability to relax the body and mind and balance the mood. Because of its sedative effect, it is also used as one of the remedies in overcoming insomnia.