Anti Hypertensive Effect of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants
Bidhan Mahajon, Remadevi R
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The prevalence of hypertension and its related conditions are gradually rising in the developing countries for several decades. At present hypertension has been globally acknowledged as most prevalent cardiovascular diseases with potent complications. As an upshot the need to control hypertension becomes very crucial. The use of conventional antihypertensive drugs has been associated with various side effects. Hence in the last three decades, a lot of concerted efforts have been channelled into researching of medicinal plants with anti hypertensive therapeutic values. Although the term ‘Hypertension’ (persistent raised arterial pressure) is not pragmatic in Ayurvedic classics but review of previous theoretical and clinical works on this topic, point out certain mode of involvement of dosha and dushya in the genesis of this malady. The knowledge regarding drugs is a most important factor in victorious practice. Then it becomes easy to select the suitable drug for a particular patient in particular condition. So to review the existing data is important. In present study Ayurvedic medicinal plants with reported antihypertensive property, are reviewed with their Rasapanchaka (Ayurvedic pharmacological properties). This effort will make available information for Ayurvedic scholars to opt antihypertensive drugs based on Rasapanchaka (Ayurvedic pharmacological properties).