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Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 6
First page : ( 502) Last page : ( 508)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150. Published online : 2020  15.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4150.2020.00089.9

Significance and Importance of Akharota (Juglansregia L.) in Ayurveda- A Classical Review

Kumar Vijay1, Chaubey Suresh2, Srivastava Anupam3, KumarMeena Ajay4, Mishra Rajesh Kumar5*, Srivastava Kiran6, Gupta Ankita7

1North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy, Mawdingding, Shillong.

2Rishikul Campus, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Harrawala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

3Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, Ministry of Ayush, Delhi.

4CSMRADDI, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of Ayush, Chennai.

5Patanjali Bhartiya Ayurvigyan Evum Anusandhan Sansthan, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

6Dravyaguna expert, New Delhi.

7Patanjali Herbal Research DepartmentPatanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.

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

Received:  23  ,  2020; :  15  ,  2020; Accepted:  17  ,  2020.


It is well-known that the ancient method of evolution of Ayurveda was originated in India in context of the medical practices developed on the planet so far. It is primarily a medical practice based on plants. Walnut (Akharota) is a medicinal plant widely used in ayurvedic medicine since ancient time. It has a long history of medicinal use, being used in folk medicine to treat a wide range of complaints like constipation, chronic coughs, asthma, dyspepsia etc. It is used for the treatment of various ailments that include tuberculosis, diarrhea, sinusitis, arthritis, skin disorders and various endocrine diseases. The present review, attempts to provide comprehensive information on the classical medicinal uses, Sanskrit names along with etymology of Akharota.



Walnut, Akharota, Ayurveda, Juglansregia Linn, Medicinal uses, Classical.


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