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Title: "Amuri"—an elixir from Musa paradisiaca L
Authors: Sudha, R
Ayyasamy, S
Jegadeesan, M
Keywords: Siddha
Kayakalpa
Amuri
Musa paradisiaca L
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code Int. Cl.7: A61K 35/78
Abstract: Indian traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda and Siddha offer medicines called Kayakalpa drugs for rejuvenation and for treating refractive diseases. Amuri is one such drug described in many Siddha texts and manuscripts. An unpublished Siddha palm leaf manuscript Kanranadi Vakkiyam describes preparation of Amuri from Banana tree. An attempt has been made in this work to extract Amuri from Musa paradisiaca L., standardize its yield and characterize the liquid using physico-chemical parameters
Page(s): 168-176
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.03(2) [April 2004]

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