A scientific review on Sadaphuli in Ayurveda

  • Dr. Anita Kale Associate Professor, Dept. of Dravyaguna, Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Sadafuli, Catharanthus roseus, Aushadha, Rasapanchaka.


Sadaphuli is a small shrub found everywhere in Indian gardens. It has flowers throughout the year and so it is called as Sadabahar. Catharanthus roseus natively called as “Periwinkle” in English is a common ornamental plant grown in the gardens of residential and official compounds. The (Periwinkle) Sadabahar is believed to be native of the West Indies but was originally described from Madagascar. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant almost throughout the tropical and subtropical area. It has been used internally for hypertension, loss of memory, Cystitis and gastritis, raised blood sugar levels, and diarrhoea. Traditionally this drug is used for Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiac disease, Dysmenorrhoea etc. In India and other countries, it is commonly available varieties of Catharanthus (Sadabahar) are with red and white flowers. Catharanthus is a rich source of alkaloids, which gives the scientific platform to this drug as it contains Vincristine, Vinblastine etc.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v6i3.1309
Published: 2021-07-10
How to Cite
Dr. Anita Kale. (2021). A scientific review on Sadaphuli in Ayurveda. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(3), 94 - 99. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v6i3.1309
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