Pegaga also known as gotu kola, Indian Pennywort or brahmi.the scientific names of pegaga is Centella asiatica. Pegaga is small, annual, slender, creeping herb. It has long- stalked, green leaves with rounded apices which have smooth texture with palmately netted veins. This pegaga plant grows widely under a wide range of conditions, some races prefer light shade and others do well in open sunny areas.

Professor Gerard Bodekar, Chairman of the oxford-based global Iniative for
traditional systems of health says “Pegaga has been a staple of Malay Herbal Salads (Ulam) throughout history.It has been helped maintain youthful skin quality and clearmind, increase collegen and fibronectin production leading to improved skin elasticity and youthfulness while also enchancing brain connectivity.We now understand the science behind the benefits that generations before us knew from experience.”

Pegaga has been widely used for treating bronchitis, asthma, excessive secretion of gastric juices, dysentery, kidney trouble and dropsy in many communities. This herb is said to have a direct action on lowering the blood pressure and is often referred to
rejuvenating medicament. In Malaysia, it is commonly consumed as vegetable (ulam) among Malays, as a cooling drink by Chinese and as brain tonic by Indian.