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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-22

Jayanti Veda (Tridax procumbens) - Unnoticed Medicinal plant by Ayurveda

1 Head, Panchakarma, Dravyaguna, MGACH & RC, Wardha, (MS), India
2 Reader, Dravyaguna, MGACH & RC, Wardha, (MS), India

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Head, Panchakarma, Dravyaguna, MGACH & RC, Wardha, (MS)
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Indian Traditional / folklore Medicine is source of many herbs which are not included in Ayurveda material medica. As potential to develop new compounds and chemotherapeutic agents are found through in vitro and vivo studies, it is right time to include new herbs in to Ayurveda pharmacopeias. Tridax is one such multifaceted weed available throughout the continent which can be used as a substitute for many herbs. The prime focus of scientific Ayurveda is to strengthen the herbal treasure house through Ayurvedic concept based researches. The present endeavor embarks on analyzing the updated information of Tridax identification, phyto-anatomy, phyto-chemical study, toxicity and therapeutics, to fortify the knowledge of rich traditional folkore practices followed since years to the well being of mankind.

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