Document Type : Guest editorial


1 Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Institute of Experimental Botany ASCR & Palacký University, Šlechtitelů 27, 78371 Olomouc, Czech Republic

2 Centre for Natural Products Discovery (CNPD), School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, John Moores University, James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, United Kingdom



’Thankuni’ [Centella asiatica (L.) Urban; synonyms: Hydrocotyle asiatica L.; Trisanthus cochinsinensis Lour.] is one of the widely consumed Bangladeshi edible plants from the family Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) (Fig. 1). ‘Thankuni’, also known as ‘Goku Kola’ in India, is an herbaceous perennial plant, indigenous to Bangladesh, India and a few other Asian countries, as well as wetlands of the South-East USA. this plant is called ‘Indian pennywort’ or ‘Asiatic pennywort’.


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