"A hundred, oh Mothers, are your natures and a thousand are your growths. May you of a hundred powers make whole what has been hurt. Where the herbs are gathered together like a thing is an assembly there the doctor is called a sage, who destroys evil, and averts diseases.? - Hymn to the Plants, Rig Veda X, 97
Mother Nature has so perfectly planned her pharmacy so that it is is within everyone?s access. It is there to nourish and supply us with abundant energy, as well as nurture us when we have some illness, we need only to become aware of its use for us
Pegaga is a polymorphous, creeping plant, rooting at nodes, with sometimes significant tap root, cylindrical and glabrous stems. Other names of pegaga including Centella asiatica (L.), Hydrocotyle asiatica, gotu kola, Indian pennywort (English), Mandukaparni (India), pegaga (Malaysia), and Ping Da Wan (???), Di Qien Cao (???), Zhi Xue Cao(???), ???, ???, ???, ???, or ???, rau ma (vietnamese)
Read about it's medical benefits from factOdiz bite-sized knowledgeIngredients
2 handfuls pennywort, with stems pinched off
200ml boiling water
180g sugar or honey to tasteMethod:
If using sugar, make a simple syrup by dissolving the sugar in the boiling water the allow to cool completely.
Add all the ingredients to a blender along with 5 or 6 ice cubes and water(as concentrated as you'd like), blend at high speed.
Then using a fine-mesh colander, strain out the leafy sludge. Taste and add syrup/honey or water if necessary.
Serve poured over ice.
Store the remainder in the fridge.