A BIRDEYE REVIEW ON SNUHI, ITS KSHEERA AND KSHARA
Dr. Shivalingappa J. Arakeri*, Dr. Mohasin Kadegaon and Dr. Chaitanya Belegal
In Ayurvedic pharmacopeia, mainly plant based preparations are prescribed for preservation of health and cure of diseases. In these plants snuhi is one drug which is also known as common milk hedge which is used in inflammatory and allergic conditions. Snuhi exudes milky latex which is also used as a purgative, hence it is named as Vajradhoom. It is well known medicinal plant in the Indian system of medicine. It is abundantly used in the preparation of pratisarneeya kshara, paniya kshara, ksharasutra and kshara varti. It has been categorized under Upavisha dravya. Here attempt is made to explain in detail about Snuhi, its ksheera and kshara.
Keywords: Snuhi, Ksheera, Kshara.
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