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Comparative Study of Oral Administration and External Application of Glycyrrhiza Glabra Linn. w.s.r. Varnya Karma

Shilpa Kant Dwivedi

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Since long time, herbs and herbal products are used and new researches and discoveries are made in this direction to serve the humanity in a more better and affordable way. Ayurveda, the science of life has provided so much valuable information thus making it easy for the researchers to assess the proper source and follow proper guidelines in order to get fruitful results. In today’s world of advanced science people still looks up to Ayurveda when it comes to the treatment of chronic disorders or beautification of skin, the main reason being the minimal adverse effects produced by these drugs. Among the large spectrum of beauty products the demand of herbal products is on a rise. People prefer drugs of plant origin for skin care due to their low costs, less side effects and wonderful results. Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. is selected for the study of complexion enhancement viz. Varnya karma according to Ayurveda. The drug is selected from the Varnya mahakashaya of Charak samhita, sutrasthan, chapter four and it is also a valuable researched drug in modern cosmetic industry. Classical reference is to use it internally as kashaya for complexion benefits whereas now days it is a very popular drug used for skin whitening as an ingredient of creams and lotions. The work is to confirm and prove that for skin problems direct application of drug is more adept than systemic administration and herbs can be used directly for local requirement.