Centella asiatica is also known as Gotu Kola and is a small herbaceous plant. It is also a traditional medicinal herb that has been used in India, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Madagascar over the last century. Centella asiatica is indigenous to the Asia Pacific region, belongs to the Apiaceae family and has been long known for its faster healing properties for small wounds and scratches. The plant is also known for its ability to cure a number of skin diseases, for which it is being widely used in a number of skin care products. Centella asiatica extracts are widely used for its traditional herbal remedy and culinary uses and has been used in Ayurveda for a very long time. A number of companies including Himalaya, SD Biotechnologies Co.,Ltd. Nutricare Co., Ltd. Pairs of Horses Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Elishacoy are some of the companies using Centella asiatica in their skin and personal care products. In some countries Centella asiatica is also used as a vegetable and in beverages.