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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-147

A brief review of pre-clinical and clinical researches on Vacha (Acorus calamus Linn.)


1 Ph.D.Scholar, Department of Kaumarbhritya I.P.G.T. & RA Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamangar, Gujarat, India
2 Asst Professor, Department of Rasashatra And Bhaishajyakalpana, Ashwin Rural Ayurveda Collage and Hospital, Manchi Hill, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India

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Vacha (Acorus calamus Linn.) is a useful medicinal plant which gives benefit in different fields of medicines. This herb is generally used from the Ancient and Vedic periods due to its wonderful power of rejuvenation of brain, nervous system and normalizing the appetite. Vacha leaves and rhizomes have been used medicinally against different ailments such as fever, asthma, bronchitis, cough and mainly for digestive problems such as gas, bloating, colic, and poor digestive function. Acorus calamus has many wide varieties which were used in different studies possesses antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiarrheal, antiulcer, antispasmodic, immunosuppressant and mitogen inhibitor activity. They were also used in the treatment of simple diseases such as stomach cramps, toothache, colic, fever, throat irritation, and cough and also in the treatment of the severe diseases like nephropathy, chronic diarrhea, tumors and epilepsy. Some research works has been published on the beneficial effects of this drug. Hence in present study an attempt has been made and review work has been carried out on various therapeutic aspect of Acorus calamus.


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