A REVIEW OF LITERATURE OF KRISHNA TILA (SESAMUM INDICUM LINN.)
Patil Sandip Ashok* and Patil Rupali Bhimrao
During vedic period Krushna tila was mainly used as Food and for extraction of oil. Krushan Tila is mentioned by almost all Samhitas and Nighantus. In Charak Samhita Krushan tila mentioned in Swedopaga, Purishavirajaniya mahakashaya. In other Samhitas it is mainly mentioned in Dhanya Varga. Different properties of Krushna Tila as Madhur, Tikta, Kashaya, Katu rasa, Ushana Virya, Madhur Vipak etc. are explained by various Acharyas. Keshya activity of Krushna tila is explained by all the Samhitas. It is also mentioned in Bhagna,Atisar, Arsha,Vrana, , Pratishyaya, Dantaroga, Dantaharsha chikitsa, Rasayan etc. Ashtang sangrahakara mentioned that Krushna tila is used in Akala palitya Chikitsa. Krushna Tila is also described in all the nighantus, it is mostly mentioned in Suvarnadi Varga’ Dhanyaguna varga’ Shalyadi varga, Dhanya varga’ etc. 14 synonyms of Krushna tila are showed in various Nighantu. Other medicinal indications of Krushna Tila are highlighted from the review include its action Udavarta, Yonishula, Gulma, Parasava shula, Amashula, Raktarsha, Gudabhrmsha, Vatarakta, Pradara, Ashmari, Nadi Vrana, Granthi, Vidaraka, Alasa, Khalitya, Palitya, Akshiroga, Vatika Mukharoga, Atidagdha, Pliharoga, Galaganda, Karnapali shotha etc properties.
Keywords: Krishna tila, Samhita, Nighantu.
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