Pennywort and skin wound healing activity
Pennywort or Centella asiatica is a traditional herbal medicine that has been shown to have pharmacological effect on skin wound healing. Pennywort is also a key ingredient in InnOrbit products.
A study was performed to evaluate the effects of Pennywort Centella asiatica on the proliferation and migration of corneal epithelial cells (in an animal in vitro wound healing model).
The results indicated that at concentrations up to 62.5ppm, Corneal Epithelial cells show significant enhancement of migration rate compared to the control group.
The researchers suggested that supplementation of Centella asiatica aqueous extract at low concentrations could be useful to promote corneal epithelium wound healing.
Full article can be found here: Aqueous extract of Centella asiatica promotes corneal epithelium wound healing in vitro.
Ruszymah et al, Journal of ethnopharmacology (Feb 10, 2012).