We've all been through the fad of lemongrass, wheatgrass and even barley grass. But there is a new grass in town, tiger grass and it may work like a magic on your skin. It goes by the name of Centella Asiatica and is a medicinal herb that is used in several ayurvedic medicines. Native to Asian wetlands, it is a popular and well-loved ingredient in Korean skincare and has recently started to gain traction in the West.

But why is everyone obsessed with it? Why the internet is buzzing about its products? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), tiger grass (also known as Centella Asiatica) is a medicinal herb that has been referred to as a “panacea,” as well as a “miracle elixir of life,” in Ayurveda. Scroll on to find out more about it.

Soothe Wounds

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Tiger grass is known for its wound-healing abilities. In fact, as per legend, Centella Asiatica got its nickname “tiger grass” from tigers that would roll around in the plant after battle in an effort to soothe their wounds. While we can’t confirm the legitimacy of this tale, the NCBI does state that this herb has been used as a remedy to cure wounds.

Several other studies have also shown that tiger grass indeed “facilitate the healing process in both incision and burn wounds.”

Hydrates Skin

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If you apply tiger grass to your face and skin regularly, you can get that gorgeous glow you've always wanted. According to the NCBI, tiger grass is loaded with several vitamins and minerals that can make your skin smooth, supple and glowing. 

Delays Ageing

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The good part about using tiger grass for skin is that it helps get rid of wrinkles and age spots. That's not all, it tightens skin pores and gives it that healthy, dewy glow. Don't believe it? According to a study by NCBI, tiger grass is a suitable ingredient for anti-aging formulations.

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Anti-Inflammatory

This medicinal herb contains saponins, a powerful antioxidant that can help you get rid of acne, blemishes and dark spots. 

Suits Every Skin Type

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Laden with various healing, soothing, hydrating and anti-inflammatory components, tiger grass can be used by anyone and on any skin type. Even if you have the most delicate and sensitive skin you can use it. In fact, most of the beauty products contain centella asiatica. 

Disclaimer: All content, including tips and suggestions, is entirely based on research and data available on the internet. So, it is advised not to construe it as professional medical advice and consult a doctor before making any changes in your regime.

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