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1Dr. Salve Nilesh , 2Dr. Gangasagre N. S. , 3Dr. Pandhare Ravindra , 4Dr. MirajkarShital ,
1PG Scholar, Agadtantra Dept. GAC Osmanabad
2Prof. & Head of Department AgadtantraDept, GAC Osmanabad.
3PG Scholar, Agadtantra Dept. GAC Osmanabad Assist Prof, Agadtantra Dept. GAC Osmanabad.
4Assist. Prof., Agadtantra Dept. GAC Osmanabad.
5PG Scholar, RasaShastra Dept. GAC Osmanabad.
Dr. Nilesh Salve
PG Scholar, Agadtantra Dept. GAC Osmanabad. Maharashtra -413501
Lavang(Syzygiumaromaticum) has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties aswell as anti-carcinogenic,anti-mutagenic properties. According to Ayurveda lavang has tiktaand katu rasa and sheet virya. Due tokatu rasa it acts as kaphashamaka andpitta hara, due to sheetaveerya. Therefore, lepa (local application of paste) of lavang is applied on forehead in pratishyayjanyashirshoola (sinusitis induced headache). It acts as uttejak (aphrodisiac) in dhvajbhang (erectile dysfunction) due to its tikshnaguna. It also acts as krumighna(wormicidal) therefore it is used in dantshool (dental carries). In vyadhis (diseases) like amvaatkatishoolgrudhrasi local application of lavang tail reduces the pain. Due to its tikshnaguna, the salivary secretion increases and also the fibroblastic activity of mucus membrane ceases. Hence it can be used in oro-dental conditions like sub mucus fibrosis as it increases fibroclastic activity of cell. Clove hastwo major chemical components, Euginol and Beta Caryophyllene, which constitute 78% and 13% respectively. Both have cytotoxic property towards human fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Clove also has been effective in inhibition of cell proliferation in carcinogenesis.Euginol also helps in inhibition of fungal growth. The leaves of clove containbetulinic acid, which also has cytotoxic property in certain cancers like breast cancer. This study aims at the therapeutic use of clove indicated in Ayurvedic literature and research studies conducted on the same. Comprehension of such literature is need of an hour for further clinical trials.
Keywords- Lavang tail, Chemical constituents, Therapeutic uses
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