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Impact Factor : 4.415 ...... IJAHM Latest Issue IJAHM have published its latest issue Vol. 9 Issue 06 2019 published IJAHM Call For Paper invites paper from various Ayurveda & herbal Medicine for Volume 9 Issue 06 Nov- Dec 2019

Kumar Sanjeev* Amit kumar**

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Phd scholar, Department of Dravyaguna, I.M.S, B.H.U,Varanasi, India

M.D Scholar, Department of Dravyaguna, I.M.S, B.H.U,Varanasi, India



The Nighantus, Ayurvedic form of Materia Medica could help significantly in this direction. Numerous Nighantus have been written from the very beginning of Ayurvedic period to solve the hidden meanings of cryptic names of medicinal plants. It is believed that at the end of each samhita a Nighantu was there. Indisputably the third millennium is witnessing the worldwide changes in healthcare. Ayurvedic system of healthcare has gained good popularity. Ayurveda is a profound and comprehensive system of health care that originated in India. This system endeavors to rationalize the all phenomena governing empirical experiences with natural products in medicine. Ayurvedic medicare system has attained popularity at global level to replace the synthetic chemicals as they have shown less adverse reactions. Plants have been one of the important sources of medicines since the beginning of human cultivation. There is a growing demand  for plant based medicines,  health  products,  pharmaceuticals,  food  supplements,  cosmetics  etc. Mulethi used  as  mild  laxative,  antiarthritic, antiinflammatory,antibiotic, antiviral, antiulcer, memory stimulant (being MAOinhibitor), antitussive, aphrodisiac, antimycotic, estrogenic, antioxidant, anticaries agent, antineoplastic, anticholinergic, antidiuretic, hypolipidemic agent. In this work a Nighantu of Sushruta named Sausruta Nighantu and another by Vagbhata the Astanga Nighantu are discussed. The present work aims to discuss Mulethi in various Nighantus as manuscripts or just as evidence - in a chronological order.


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