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Title: A preface study on exploring the pharmacodynamics of Curcuma neilgherrensis Wight - A folklore medicine
Authors: Mahalakshmipuram, Shyam Prasad
Ramachandran, Anju
Nishteswar, K
Chandola, Hari Mohan
Keywords: Folklore medicine;Curcuma neilgherrensis;Pharmacodynamics
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A01D 16/02, A61K
Abstract: Curcuma neilgherrensis Wight is an unexplored drug in the current scientific world. Leaves of the plant are claimed to be effective in the management of diabetes mellitus. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacology of medicinal herbs used in Ayurveda can be identified in terms of Rasa (taste), Guna (inherent property), Veerya (Potency), Vipaka (post digestion property) and Prabhava (target oriented unique effect). To assess the status of Rasa, Guna, Veerya and Vipaka of Curcuma neilgherrensis Wight, based on its pharmacological actions, the powdered drug was orally administrated in a dose of 5 gm twice a day with lukewarm water for duration of one week. Rasa was assessed also by the immediate taste perception. The study revealed the tikta and kashaya rasa of drug, where as lagu, ruksha, vishada and ushna were the chief properties inherent to this drug. Curcuma neilgherrensis wight comes under the category of ushna veerya drugs and the Vipaka arises after the digestion of this particular dravya is katu. The application of Curcuma neilgherrensis wight for the management of diabetes mellitus can be justified based on these findings.
Page(s): 288-294
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(2) [April 2013]

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