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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-65

Physico-chemical and Phytochemical Analysis of Shatapushpa (Anethum Sowa Linn) - A Madhura Prabhava drug delineated in Madhura Skandha of Charaka’s materia medica


1 Asst Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha (MH), India
2 Asst Professor, Department ofAgadatantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India
3 Assistant professor, Dept of Dravyaguna, Government Ayurveda College, Nanded (MH), India
4 Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha (MH), India

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Rupali Asutkar
Asst Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha (MH)
India
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Charaka had described Shadarasaskandha (Group of drugs having six different tastes) in the context of Asthapana Basti (Corrective enema) drugs. Drug having predominantly Madhura Rasa (sweet taste) and Vipaka (final transformation of drug) or that can produce effects similar to that of Madhura Rasa, Vipaka or Prabhava (specific action) are included under Madhuraskandha. In Maduraskandha total 85 drugs are mentioned. Out of 85 drugs only 25 drugs are not possessing either Madhura Rasa or Vipaka but still included in Madhurskandha and exerts their activity like Madhura Rasa or Vipaka. Shatapushpa is one of the drug mentioned in Madhuraskandha having Katu, TiktaRasa and Katu Vipaka. Though it doesnot posses Madhura Rasa and Madhura Vipaka, but still included in Madhuraskandha. In this article, an attempt has been made to find out its inclusion in Maduraskandha on the basis of physicochemical and phytochemical Analysis analysis with sugar estimation.


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