A LITERARY REVIEW ON THE MEDICINAL IMPORTANCE OF MUSTAKA
Dr. Nishant Aggarwal* and Dr. Ritu Rani
Ayurveda is a science which helps a individual to live a healthy life, also it helps in management of diseases. Ayurveda states that every substance on earth can be used as medicine either it is in dry form or fresh form. There are many diseases which can be cure with the use of Mustaka. It is an important herbal drug which can be used in various forms in the treatment of various disorders mainly in Kapha-Pitta. The present study shows the various properties of Mustaka from various Ayurvedic texts books as well as from modern concept of it. It includes the Rasa Panchaka, Guna-Karma, indications, and therapeutic uses, also with latest research on Mustaka.
Keywords: Mustaka, Charaka, Sushruta, Vagbhatta etc.
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