A review of some important Ayurvedic medicinal vegetable plants
Medicinal plants have been used from the ancient civilization of the society. Traditional Indian medicine (Ayurvedic) is becoming increasingly popular, with much chronic condition responding to it well. From thousands of years these plants have been used to treat and prevent many types of disease along with epidemic. Every portion of the plant has medicinal properties. A detailed knowledge of the action of food spices and medicinal plant is need in order to understand their potential influence fully. The Ayurvedic medicine are based on natural herbal materials, majority of regular cultivated as well as wild vegetables have medicinal property and can be used to treat common ailments. In the present paper attempts were made on ethno-medicinal properties of some cultivated and wild vegetables from, published research articles and books. On the basis of available ethno-botanical information and Ayurvedic used of vegetables through published literature studies. It observed that 24 vegetables from 12 families. These may be cultivated or wild are very useful. Various parts of the vegetables that is root, stem, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits or seeds may be used in Ayurvedic treatment for curing to the diseases. The vegetables plant part being used for both internal and external. Different disease like, diabetes, rheumatism, dysentery, dyspepsia, gastritis, constipation, urinary disorders, are mostly treated by these cultivated as well as wild vegetables. These are easily available in natural habitat cheap and excellent source of nutrients but it is needed to understand the Ayurvedic prospective of these vegetables.
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