Review on Kasturi: A JantavaDravya (Animal Product)
Kumar Sanjeev, Ram Bhuwal and Dwivedi Kamal Nayan
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The name of Musk is known to the entire mankind but today, only a few persons have the privilege to smell its odor. There is a perfume so famous that everyone on earth knows its name but it is so rare that only very few living human beings can boast at having ever smelled it. All kind of deer do not have “The Musk” The musk found in which deer, that is Known as Kasturimrig (Sanskrit), Hiranmuski (Unani). The Musk comes from a small deer that has two fangs; he uses to scratch forest lichens on which it feeds. Musk has been a key constituent in many perfumes since its discovery, being held to give a perfume long-lasting power as a fixative. Practitioners of Indigenous Systems of Medicine claim to obtain beneficial results with musk in various disorders viz. Visha (Toxicity), Chardi (Vomiting), Daurgandhya (fetid smell), Kilas (leucoderma).