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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 5
First page : ( 1555) Last page : ( 1562)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00274.8

A Review on Ten Sacred Flowers in Kerala: Dasapushpam

Uthaman Ashly, Nair Sreesha N*

Department of Pharmacognosy, Amrita School of Pharmacy, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita University, AIMS Health Science Campus, Ponekkara, Kerala, India, Pin: 682041

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sreeshannair@aims.amrita.edu

Online published on 17 July, 2017.

Abstract

The ten sacred flowers constitute the group dasapushpam. These ten favorable herbs are used in ayurvedic system of medicine and it possesses tremendous therapeutic and potential benefits. It includes different flowers with different characters. These flowers are comes under different families like Amaranthaceae, Oxalidaceae, Sapindoideae, Asteraceae, Convolvulaceae, Poaceae, Hypoxidaceae etc which possess divine power. It deals with activities such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, antifungal, antipsychotic, anti-rheumatic, antiarrhythmic, antidiarrheal, anthelmintic, anti-diabetic etc. It provides a well-established traditional system of medicine. Moreover they give therapeutic benefit with no side effects. The main objective of this review to provide general information about these herbs and their therapeutic values.

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Keywords

Dasapushpam, Cytotoxic, Phytoconstituents, Anti-diabetic.

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