IMMUNOMODULATOR DRUGS FOR CHILDREN IN AYURVEDA
Dr. Manjiri Saraf* and Dr. D.B. Chavan
Ayurveda is one of the oldest system of medicine and includes various pharmacological activities like Immuno-stimulatory, Neuro-stimulatory, Anti-ageing, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Anti rheumatic, Anticancer etc. An entire section of the Materia Medica of Ayurveda is devoted to the „Rasayana’, the drugs that enhance the resistance of the body to various conditions. Rasayana consists a number of plants reputed to promote physical and mental health, enhance immunity and increase longevity. These attributes are similar to the modern concept of Adaptogenic drugs, which are known to provide protection of human physiological system from various stressors. Ayurveda always consider it better to improve the health condition than to cure the disease emerged, that‟s why Rasayana gained more limelight in this era of diseases. In the present paper, I am going to discuss about immune modulatory effect of various Rasayana drugs that can be used in pediatric age group, so that they can have enhanced quality of life and increased life expectancy.
Keywords: Immuno-stimulatory, Materia medica, Rasayana, Adaptogenic.
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