Systematic review of Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla)

  • Monika Paprikar Associate Professor, Dept of Dravyaguna, Ashvin Rural Ayurved College and Hospital, Manchi Hills, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India.
  • Manoj Paprikar Classified Specialist (Obs & Gyn), Military Hospital, Devlali, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Priyangu, Callicarpa macrophylla, Charak Samhita, Bhavprakash Nighantu, Dhanvantari Nighantu.


In this modern era of scientific research, traditionally used medicines are being researched and used. Priyangu or Callicarpa macrophylla is a medicinal plant which has references in Charak Samhita and Nighantus. It is widely used in Ayurveda. We searched for all the references in Charak Samhita and other Nighantus. We searched PubMed, Google Scholar, Researchgate, Sciencegate and other internet resources for all the published papers. Its phytochemistry, active ingredients, mechanism of action and clincal uses are being studied. It is Pittashamak and effective in Raktapradoshaja Vikaras as per Ayurveda. Its anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antifungal and anti-diabetic actions are being studied. Here we have carried out a systematic review of Callicarpa macrophyllus documenting all its references in ancient texts and modern scientific studies.


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Paprikar, M., & Paprikar, M. (2021). Systematic review of Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophylla). Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(5), 227 - 233. Retrieved from
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