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Eficacy of Vatad (Prunus amygdalus l.) with special reference to Medhya karma

Kumar Arvind, Krishn Chand Arora and Sharma Mahendra Kumar

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Ayurveda is of the view that Prajnaparadha is the root cause of all the diseases. Medha or Buddhi are the synonyms of Prajna as per Ayurvedic texts. Therefore it can be inferred that Medha has a great role in the prevention of diseases and maintenance of good health. Many references of various Medhya drugs in Ayurveda literature also confirm the importance of Medha, which incorporates Dhee, Dhriti and Smriti. Traditionally Vatad (Prunus amygdalus L.) is administered in all age group from childhood to old age for improving memory. But there is no reference of Medhya Karma of Vatad (Prunus amygdalus L.) in any Ayurvedic Samhita and Nighantu. This research work is aimed at scientifically evaluating the Medya effect, if any, of this drug. The effect of Medhya karma of Vatad found highly improved in 75% cases,Improved in 22.5% cases and not improved in 2.5% cases. Which means 97.5% of volunteers have shown improvement in the memory. This research study substantiates the traditional claim of Medhya effect of Vatad