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Impact Factor : 4.415 ...... IJAHM Latest Issue IJAHM have published its latest issue Vol. 8 Issue 02 2018 published IJAHM Call For Paper invites paper from various Ayurveda & herbal Medicine for Volume 8 Issue 02 March-April. 2018

1Patnaik Sunita, 2Mishra D N 

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1Pratibha College, Pune Dist. (M.S.) 411019, India

2Sub-Centre, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Ausa Road, Peth, Latur (M.S.) 413531, India




The present paper intensively worked to recognize the correct botanical identities (most probable) of plants quoted only in Sanskrit names for the treatment of Yakrutudara, Kumbha-kāmalā, Halimak and Rakta-pitta Cikitsā (collectively grouped under Liver Cirrhosis stages) in the great Āyurvedic treatise, theCharaka-sam̟hita̅ also spelt as Caraka-sam̟hita̅.The botanical identification of medicinal plants mentioned in the Sanskrit texts is not unanimous because of differential interpretation of the synonyms and also for the scribal variations found in the multiple sources of the texts. The use of different plant species for the same plant drug recipe of the text by manufacturers and practitioners has limited confirmatory clinical outcomes. The coordinated attempt to study the Chapters of the texts with review of Sanskrit-botanical literature here, enlisted correct identities of 160 plant species belonging to 70 angiosperm families. The text has actually quoted a total of 195 Sanskrit named plants with the synonyms. It has been further found by a survey that 70 percent of these Sanskrit named plant parts are used by Āyurvedic practitioners to treat the patients identified with Liver-Cirrhosis symptoms. The present data will certainly aid the drug manufacturers and practitioners to use botanically correct plant species that could enhance the efficacy of the drugs.


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