Cica (scientific name Centella asiatica) is an herbal plant in the Apiaceae family. It is commonly used as a vegetable for cooking and had been used as a medicinal herb for over 3,000 years. Cica is also frequently used in dermatology as scientific research has shown it has many benefits for skincare and is currently very popular in Korean beauty, often stealing the show in this competitive market.
Cica is especially beneficial for those with sensitive, dry, itchy, red and acne-prone skin as it is rich in anti-oxidants. It increases the skin's ability to repair damage and provides protection from further irritation. Cica boosts "microcirculation" in the skin, helping it to absorb increased amounts of vitamins, nutrients, oxygen and minerals.
Cica works to achieve more youthful-looking skin by stimulating cell metabolism, reducing wrinkles and scars, and promoting faster wound healing in chronic skin conditions and after surgery. It is also reported to be effective in repairing sun-damaged skin.
After elephants were spotted chewing on the Cica plant, some believed that it would promote longevity. Diverse reports have also attributed improved mood, increased memory, lower blood sugar, low anxiety, improved circulation and joint pain relief to use of Cica. It has also been found to reduce erosion of bone and cartilage.
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