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More D.B.1*, Gajarmal A. A.2, Shende M.B.3

1*. Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyagunavigyana, Government Ayurveda College, Nanded- 431601 Maharashtra, India

2. P.G. Scholar, Department of Dravyagunavigyana, Government Ayurveda College, Nanded- 431601 Maharashtra, India.

3. Guide & Associate Professor, Department of Dravyagunavigyana, Government Ayurveda College, Nanded- 431601 Maharashtra, India.

Address For correspondence

Dr. D.B.More,

Department of Dravyagunavigyana,

Government Ayurveda college,

Wazirabad, Nanded - 431601

Maharashtra, India.



In the era of modern world, the demand of Ayurvedic medicine is increasing day by day. As medicinal plants are rich source of bioactive compound. They serve as important raw material for drug production. But for production of drug, the raw material used should be free from all types of adulterant. All these facts has prime importance in one of the branch of Ayurveda called Dravyagunavigyana. During ancient time, the preparation of medicine was done by self-physician as a part of the practice, so the preparation of medicine was limited. Selective and personal level only, later on this attitude changed and it turned into profession for the motive of profit. Popularity among the common people increased the used of medicinal plant, herbal adulteration is one of the malpractice in herbal raw material trade. On the same mode, in majority of Ayurvedic literature, the drug Manjishtha is considered as the mula (root) of Rubia cordifolia Linn. But it is seen that Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia, Part I, Vol. III, published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dept. Of AYUSH, Govt. of India, describes kaand (stem) of R. cordifolia as Manjishtha. Indigenous systems of medicine play a vital role in rural health populations. Complexities in herbal nomenclature system in indigenous systems of medicine lead to misidentification of plants. Identifying the exact plant mentioned in traditional literature and identifying the adulterants or substitutes are major tasks in basic research. Sample collection is one of the most important work. But there are controversies between researchers in identifying the source of plants. In the same way, Rubia cordifolia does not appear have been much cultivated but it was still mostly collected form the wild. That’s why this review article enumerates about comparative studies of different samples of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia Linn) w.s.r.to Deshvichara.

Key word

Ayurveda, Manjishtha, Rubia cordifolia Linn., Root, Desh


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