TITLE

PHARMACOGNOSTICAL & PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF USHIR (KHASKHAS) USED AS SWEDOPNAYANA IN AYURVED

AUTHOR(S)
Makwana, Jagruti; Kevalia, Jignesh; Patel, Madhavi; Pandya, Preeti
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Pharma Science Monitor;Apr-Jun2014, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Supp 1, p365
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Vetiveria zizanioides. (Linn.) Nash, Syn. Andropogon squarrosus Linn.f. belonging to family - Poaceae, commonly known as ''Khas-Kash'', a perennial herb with fragranced root, found to contain volatile oil as chief constituent. As per Ayurvedic classical literature it is used and important drug to treat diseases like Varnya, Stanyajanan, Chardinigrahan, Dahaprashaman, Tiktaskandha, Pittasanshaman, Swedopanayan (that substantiate over sweating of body), etc. as it shows the best effect to treat bad odour of sweda (Sweat) and its common use in perfumery industries, it was thought worth to undertake this project work in detail. The present work was carried to investigate and authenticate the drug by its pharmacognostical study, physico-chemical parameters and because of its fragranced root, quantitative evaluation of volatile oil constituents have also been done.
ACCESSION #
97216327

 

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