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