Vallarai has been used as a brain tonic for ages and also has many other medicinal uses which makes it a wonder herb. Vallari helps to re-vitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span and concentration, combat aging and improves blood circulation.
Centella asiatica, known as Vallarai Keerai in Tamil, has several medicinal properties. It is rich in Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and minerals. It contains all the ingredients required for a healthy blood quality in the right proportions. Further, it also contains nutrients required for smart brain function.
Vallarai Keerai is an ideal cure/medicine for ulcerous mouth. Patients suffering from ulcerous mouth can take 3 or 5 leaves of this Vallarai Keerai raw and chewing the mornings and evenings, twice a day. Wonderful curing effect can be observed within a few days.
It also enhances memory power. It is also an ideal cure for several complaints like throat-block, fever, and cold and also, body fatigue. It cures constipation and also clears the dimness in the eyes.
Chutney made of Vallarai Keerai can cure constipation. An important point to note is that tamarind must not be added when making any dishes with this. Adding tamarind may spoil the original flavor and also neutralize its medicinal curing properties.
Dry a bunch of Vallarai Keerai leaves under the sunshade and powder. Mix a spoonful in a cup of milk and drink before going to bed in the night. This will kill the worms in the digestion system. It is also used to cure the diarrhoea condition of children.
It is recommended to prepare a ‘sambar’ by using the additional ingredients of onion, pepper, and cumin along with Vallarai Keerai. Or else, fry some quantity of black gram and add toasted Vallarai Keerai, coconut, and salt and make a ‘thuvaiyal’ or chutney. Or else combine Vallarai Keerai with greengram and make a gravy.