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Dr.SanjayKumar* Satya Prakash Chaudhary**, Dr.Neeraj Kumar***
*MD scholar Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurved, IMS, BHU,Varanasi 221005.
**Ph.D. scholar Department of Dravyaguna, Faculty of Ayurved, IMS, BHU, Varanasi 22100.5
***Professor Department of Rasa Shastra, Faculty of Ayurved, IMS, BHU, Varanasi 221005.
Ancient Samhitas like Charaka Samhita, Sushurut Samhita, Harita Samhita, Samgraha granthas like Chakradatta, Yoga Ratnakar, Sharangdhar Samhita, Bhavprakash Vangasena; Nighantu Granthas viz. Dhanvantari Nighantu, Raj Nighantu, Nighantu Adrash, Shaligram Nighantu, Astanga Nighantu, Kaiyadeva Nighantu, Bhavprakash Nighantu, had described Arjuna and its therapeutic uses in detail. In original scripture i.e. Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita the properties of Arjuna has been described as ruksha, laghu, kasaya, katu and sita. On comprehensive review of Charaka Samhita, one can see the large number of plant drugs are advocated to alleviate the various disorders. Arjuna is one of the drug of vegetable origin. The bark of Arjuna prescribed in various ailments as Udardaprasamana, Kusthaghna, Pramehaghana, Bhagnasandhnakara, Svitraghna, Krimighna, Medohara etc
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