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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 5.922

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

ATIVISHA AS A DRUG OF CHOICE IN PEDIATRIC AILMENTS

Dr. Rashi Jaiswal*, Dr. Jyoti Kaushik and Prof. Rakesh Sharma

ABSTRACT

Ayurveda aims at prolongation of healthy life in terms of mental, physical, spiritual and social health and prevention of diseases hence, maintaining the senility of a person. When we talk of Ayurveda, we need to give credit to those innumerable plants and herbs in nature’s lap used for medicinal reasons that are serving its very purpose. Phytomedicine had its genesis in India from time immemorial. Today, a number of plants are used in different Indian system of medicine. The conventional medicine is also using a lot of plant derived chemicals as therapeutic agents but there is a need to further evaluate different uses of these medicinal plants which are concealed in Ayurveda treatise. The aim of this study is to collect and evaluate different medicinal properties of Ativisha with special reference to its importance in childhood ailments. It is a highly valuable drug and is mentioned in different Ayurvedic literatures like Brihadtrayee, Laghutrayee, Chikitsagrantha and Nighantus. Ativisha is also referred as “Sishubhaishjaya” in classical texts, which means it is best remedy for children.

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