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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2020, Volume : 12, Issue : 3
First page : ( 117) Last page : ( 129)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2020.00022.1

Significance of identification of ayurvedic drugs with its different sources

Shubhashree MN1,*, Shanta TR2, Thakur Rinky2, Rao V Rama3

1Research Officer (Ay.), Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Metabolic Disorder, CCRAS, Bengaluru

2Reseacrh Officer (Botany) Rtd., Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Metabolic Disorder, CCRAS, Bengaluru

3Research Officer (Botany), Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Metabolic Disorder, CCRAS, Bengaluru

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shubhathejas@gmail.com

Online published on 16 September, 2020.

Abstract

Medicinal plants play a major role in the field of Ayurveda. Identification of the correct medicinal plants that goes in to the preparation of a medicine is very important in ayurvedic medicinal industry. It is due to non-availability, wrong identification, lack of knowledge, ambiguity, seasonal availability and high cost of the drugs, the original drugs are replaced by its substitutes and used by the physicians for several Ayurvedic preparations. As a result of which the medicine loses its efficacy and its medicinal properties. Hence, proper identification and correct usage of drugs are very important for the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines. In this research paper, a list of 5 medicinal plants are highlighted along with its different sources, with local names and Ayurvedic names, photographs, which is essential for identification of drugs along with its differentiating characters.

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Keywords

Identification of Ayurvedic drugs, Adulterants, Substitutes, Medicinal plants.

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