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Article: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF SHATAVARI (ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS WILLD.) IN BRIHATTRAYI: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Naithani Ekta *, Singh Bhavna, Purohit Suman
Abstract: Brihattrayi (Greater triad) is one of the highly reputed and widely used referral sources of Ayurvedic knowledge. Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Astang Hridya together are known as Brihattrayi. Reference for Shatavari also available in Vedas in which it is described as potent remedy for Arsha and Sangrahani and even eye disorders. In Samhitas it is use in many diseases Jwar, Mutraghat, Kshatsheen, Rajaykshama, Raktapitta, Kasa, Arsha, Timi, Piitaj atisaar, Vaatarakt etc. Mostly roots of the Shatavari is used by Ayurvedic practitioners but in Brihattrayi other parts of this plant are also used such as Shaak (Stem) and Ankur (bud), along with its preparations like Kalka, lepa, Kwaath, avleh, taila and Yavagu. Its much formulation is act as Rasyana and Vaajikarana and in Brihattrayi it has been included in different groups of drug which are immuno-modulator (Rasayana). This article reviews the various formulations, prime therapeutic indication and the diverse mention of Shatavariin Brihattrayi.
Keyword: Brihattrayi, Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, Rasayana, Ayurveda