MEDICINAL PLANTS AS FOOD - AN AYURVEDIC PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE

  • Yogesh H Desai Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Shree RMD Ayurved College and Hospital, Wagaldhara, Gujarat, India.

Abstract

The sages of Ayurveda explained about the Aushadha Dravyas as well as Ahara Dravyas elaborately. They listed many medicinal plants along with the vegetables as Ahara Dravyas but the use of those are becoming rare now-a-days. We have to collect, identify and analysis these Dravyas and implement in present scenario as preventive and curative purpose from every corner of the globe. During the folklore survey conducted in the costal Karnataka, we observed that people are using medicinal plants as food in their daily life in the form of Tambali or Chutney routinely. They use locally available plant species like Alternanthera sessilis, Eclipta alba, Cassia occidentalis, Cassia sophera, Centella asiatica, Bacopa monnieri, etc. according to its seasonal availability. The selection of these species on every day acts on different tissue systems of the body and prevents the disease. Here we will discuss about such medicinally useful plant species, their properties and preventive aspects, method of collection, preparation, cultivation and propagation in detail.

Published
2018-05-11
How to Cite
DESAI, Yogesh H. MEDICINAL PLANTS AS FOOD - AN AYURVEDIC PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 2, p. 52 - 55, may 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/501>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i02.12087.
Section
Review Articles