Centella asiatica grows in the marshy soils of Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa. Its slender, creeping stems produce small umbrella-shaped bunches of flowers. It is commonly known as Tiger Grass, as the large cats like to roll in its leaves to soothe their wounds. Centella asiatica is used in traditional medicine for its healing properties.
Centella asiatica leaf extract is used in cosmetics to help protect the skin from visible signs of aging.