Centella asiatica

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gutu kola

A low-lying plant, the leaves and stalk of which contain asiaticosides, triterpene acid, glycoside, tannin and volatile oil.
Ayurvedic medicine
Gutu kola is used in India to treat gastrointestinal complaints, psoriasis, leprosy, tuberculosis and STIs.
Chinese medicine
A Chinese herb said to promote longevity and alleged to be responsible for Lee Ching-yuen’s (a Chinese herbalist) 256-year lifespan. In Chinese medicine, gutu kola is antipyretic, diuretic and tonic for the immune and nervous systems; it is used for convulsions, hair loss, recuperation from trauma, premature ageing, memory loss, learning impairment, mental disorders, STIs and seizures.

Herbal medicine
In Western herbal medicine, gutu kola is used internally for oedema and poor circulation in legs, and topically for burns, cuts, eczema and psoriasis.
Gutu kola is poisonous; its use is restricted, as large doses may cause vertigo and coma, and it should not be used in pregnancy, when breast-feeding or in young children.

Centella asiatica

(sen-tel'a a?s(h)e-at'i-ka, ?z(h)e-)
A low-lying herb native to India and East Asia. It is used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine as a sedative, an antiasthmatic, a treatment for liver and skin diseases, and a promoter of longevity. Synonym: coinwort; Synonym: gotu kola
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Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri, CEO of Mubadala Petroleum, commented: "The Pegaga gas project is Mubadala Petroleum's first development in Malaysia and represents an important milestone for us to have brought Pegaga from discovery to the point of sanction with support from Petronas and our partners.
Separately, Sapura Energy Bhd, Malaysia's largest oil and gas services company, won the contract from Mubadala Petroleum to undertake the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning works for the Pegaga gas field.
(family: Apiaceae, local name: pegaga), Eurycoma longifolia Jack (family: Simaroubaceae, local name: tongkat ali), Morinda citrifolia L.
He said the company is operating Pegaga gasfield in Malaysia in partnership with Petronas, Carigali and Shell.
Antioxidant properties: Effects of solid-to-solvent ratio on antioxidant compounds and capacities of Pegaga (Centella asiatica).
Mubadala Petroleum, a unit of Abu Dhabi's investment fund Mubadala said it found substantial gas in the Pegaga well in its operating block SK320.
Block SK320 was awarded to Mubadala Petroleum and PETRONAS Carigali in 2010 and contains the M5 discovery, while two further discoveries were made during 2013 within Block SK320 -- Pegaga and Sintok, said Shell, Both are subject to further development studies.
In addition, the current exploration drilling campaign in Block SK320 has yielded two new gas discoveries, Pegaga and Sintok, to add to the existing M5 discovery.
Summary: Pegaga gasfield has a capacity to produce 550m standard cubic feet of gas per day
Production of Flavonoids in Pegaga (Centella asiatica L.