Shalmali (Bombax Malabaricum DC.): Aphrodisiac drug of Ayurveda
Rajput Pawan, Parashar Shalini, Rama mohan Rao G and Sridurga Ch.
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine uses drugs obtained from plant, animal and mineral sources for the maintenance of health and also for the treatment of various diseases. Shalmali (Bombax malabaricum DC.) is one such important medicinal plant used in Ayurveda. All parts of this plant like flowers, exudates, thorn, leaves and root are useful in treatment of various ailments. The roots of Shalmali are having aphrodisiac property. Numerous Vajikarana yogas containing Shalmali are mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. The present paper is an attempt to review few such formulations of Shalmali, best Vajikarana dravya of Ayurveda.