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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 16 September, 2020.
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.
Identification of Ayurvedic drugs, Adulterants, Substitutes, Medicinal plants.