CLASSICAL APPROACH TO COLLECT MEDICINAL PLANTS - A PRUDENT VIEW IN OPTIMIZING PHARMACOLOGICAL AFFLUENCE

  • Mamatha Sandhal Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Shobha G Hiremath Emeritus Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Surekha Medikeri HOD & Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Medicinal value of the plants mainly depends upon the season in which they are grown and place in which they are collected. The place (Desha)  denotes the  richness of  inherent quality  of drugs (Dravya-plants), whereas the  time (Kaala) denotes the potentiating factors of  such inherited qualities. The state of drug and method of its collection are specified again to conserve those potentiated inherent qualities of the plants otherwise called active principles. The research works done on plant physiology and applied botany render scientific explanation for the  classical approach. This review paper is an endeavor  to put light on four classical perspectives in collection of medicinal plants; place, time, state and method.

Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
SANDHAL, Mamatha; HIREMATH, Shobha G; MEDIKERI, Surekha. CLASSICAL APPROACH TO COLLECT MEDICINAL PLANTS - A PRUDENT VIEW IN OPTIMIZING PHARMACOLOGICAL AFFLUENCE. 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. 191 - 199, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/398>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i4.9351.
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Review Articles