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Utility of Shatapushpa (Indian Dill) in Kashyapa Samhita and its Critical Analysis- A Review

Snehalata Pradhan

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Shatapushpa ( Anethum sowa) is one of the important medicinal plant having many therapeutic uses. Acharya Kashyapa had described it as nectar for women having gyeanaecological disorders. He also had described its many other medicinal effects in a separate chapter called “Shatapushpa Shatavari Kalpadhyaya” in his text “Kashyapa Samhita”. According to him Shatapushpa is sweet, anabolic, strength providing, promoter of nutrition, complexion & increases digestive fire. It is initiator of rtu (menstruation). It purifies yoni (female reproductive organ ) and Shukra ( sperm & spermatic fluid ). Without any laboratory investigations Acharya Kashyapa described many of its therapeutic effects very scientifically. Various research studies at present reveal many major chemical constituents present in this wonder drug, such as limonene, grandisol, benzene dicarboxylic acid, carvone, Beta –phelladone and many more. These constituents are clinically proved to be having many therapeutic effects like anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic etc