ANALYTICAL PROFILE OF KUSHTHA (SAUSSUREA LAPPA) EXTENSIVELY USED MEDICINAL PLANT IN AYURVEDA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE

  • Dharmendra P Jani Associate Professor, Post Graduate Studies in Dept. of Dravya Guna, J. S. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
  • Komal D Jani Associate Professor, Post Graduate Studies in Dept. of Shalakya Tantra, Parul Institute of Ayurveda, Parul University, Vadoadara, Gujarat, India.

Abstract

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient medical sciences of the world. It is considered as the Upaveda of Atharvaveda. Kushtha (Saussuria lappa - C.B.Clarke)  has been mentioned in various texts of Ayurveda. Acharya Charaka has incorporated Kushtha in more than 100 formulations. It is called similar activity as divine plant Soma. It grows nearby Soma in Himalayas. Kushtha (Saussurea lappa. – C.B.Clarke) is used for the treatment of disease and novel drug entities continue to be developed through research into their constituents. So much adulteration and sub standard quality drug samples are found in the name of Kushtha (Saussurea lappa – C.B.Clarke) in the market. Analytical and physicochemical profiles for standardization of medicinal plants is need of hour. Costunolide can be marker compound for the  identification of Kushtha (Saussurea lappa. – C.B.Clarke.)

Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
JANI, Dharmendra P; JANI, Komal D. ANALYTICAL PROFILE OF KUSHTHA (SAUSSUREA LAPPA) EXTENSIVELY USED MEDICINAL PLANT IN AYURVEDA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 4, p. 63 - 67, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/335>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i4.9329.
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