Rasayans and Non-rasayans Herbs: Future Immunodrug - Targets

Pharmacognosy Review,2013,7,14,92-96.
Published:October 2013
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Gaurav Mahesh Doshi1, Hemant Devidas Une2, Pradnya Palekar Shanbhag1

1Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Vivekanand Education Society's College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Rauza Bagh, Auraganbad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Abstract:

Ayurvedic therapeutics describes vast number of medicinal herbs used as 'Vyadhirodhak Chamatav" that has enlightened the application of herbs used as corner stone in various diseases especially those modulating the immune system. Ayurveda literature comprises of rasayana and non-rasayana herbs. Materia Medica entirely enriched with enormous data of rasayana medicinal herbs acting as immunomodulators in existence. However, as such there is no specific review of literature available for non-Rasayana herbs that have immense potential as immunomodulators. This review article empowers data on non-rasayana medicinal herbs as promising future target for immunotherapy.