MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR ROLE IN LONGEVITY OF LIFE
Dr. Divya Singh, Dr. Anjali Jain and *Dr. Nitin Ujjaliya
Now a days of daily busy and stressful routine affect the human well-being. Decrease in quality of food and water is also affecting the health and youthfulness of life. In Ayurveda many medicinal plants are described which are useful to increase life span as well as quality of human life. Medicinal plants directly used to treat the disease conditions and also give support to physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. There are many aspects where medicinal plants may be included like rasayana dravya, vegetable, fruits, Kitchen spices etc. In Ayurveda Achraya Charaka has stated about medhya drugs which are useful in maintenance of intellectual power. Few plants are also useful in stress management. Some of them are also religious plant that give moral support to human being and improve their spiritual power. Harbal gardens nearby area could be a place where one can get pollution free air as well as gain knowledge about medicinal plants and herb for their common ailments. Some of these plants are also used as immunomodulator. There are various common available plants which can be used for promotion, prevention and for curative purposes. Thus medicinal plants improves not only life span but the quality of life also. Present paper included some important medicinal plants and their role in longevity of life.
Keywords: Kitchen spices, Pollution management, Intellectual power, Immunomodulator, Spiritual power booster.
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