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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
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JETIREB06141

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1176-1187

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Exploration of traditional views for therapeutic applications of a potent indigenous aphrodisiac herb: Kapikachu (Mucuna pruriens)

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2349-5162

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"Exploration of traditional views for therapeutic applications of a potent indigenous aphrodisiac herb: Kapikachu (Mucuna pruriens)", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.1176-1187, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06141.pdf

Abstract

Remedies involving natural origin substances such as plants are becoming the choice amongst masses globally. Some plants such as Mucuna pruriens are the significant agents of food and medicine. The classical texts highlight multiple formulations where this herb has been the choice and member of aphrodisiac and male infertility formulations such as vajikarana ghrita, vrishyama kshiram, krauncha yoga and kauncha paak. Different other texts have also highlighted this herb for other applications shotha, cholera and yonisankocha. L-dopa, is the main effective phyto-constituent, which attracted the focus of the researchers and thereafter, its role as neuro-protective agent has been well established and comprehensively, being used in diseases such as Parkinsonism. Along with being a therapeutic agent, Mucuna pruriens also contributes as nourishing agent in humans and as fodder to livestock. This review has been mainly focused to look into the communications exhibited by the ancient scientists along with some pharmacological potential as depicted by the modern day researchers. This review may be of valuable consideration to physicians with classical practice, to benefit the mankind as different classical formulations, as available in the texts has been discussed. Researchers may also focus on the areas where synergism of this medicinally important herb contributes to the pharmaceutical industry and in treating various disorders.

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Kapikachu, Mucuna pruriens, Classical, Ayurveda, L-Dopa, Aphrodisiac

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"Exploration of traditional views for therapeutic applications of a potent indigenous aphrodisiac herb: Kapikachu (Mucuna pruriens)", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp1176-1187, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06141.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIREB06141
Registration ID: 233828
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 1176-1187
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Exploration of traditional views for therapeutic applications of a potent indigenous aphrodisiac herb: Kapikachu (Mucuna pruriens)", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp1176-1187, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREB06141.pdf




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