Scientific Basis for the Therapeutic use of Clitoria ternatea linn. (Aprajita): A Review

Publication Date : 26/04/2016

Author(s) :

Sanjeev Kumar , Abhishek Kumar , Anil Kumar Singh.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 4
(04 - 2016)

Abstract :

The aim of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic uses of Clitoria ternatea Linn.. Aparijita (Clitoria ternatea Linn.) (Fam. Fabaceae); a perennial climber with slender downy stem, found throughout the tropical regions of the country being cultivated in gardens everywhere and often also found growing over hedges and thickets. The herb has been mentioned in several Ayurvedic treatises including Samhitas viz. Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Chakradatta, Sharangdhar samhita, Bhaisajya-ratnavali Nighantus. Its efficacy and safety is supported by research and thousands of years of knowledge and experience. Despite being such an old medicine, its new benefits are constantly being studied. Aprajita is one of the most efficacious herbs known in Ayurvedic pharmacopeia since vedic times. Hence here is an attempt to compile all the classical references of Aprajita a wonder drug.

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