Immunomodulatory Activity of Triphala and its Individual Constituents w.s.r. to Rasayana - A Review Article
Amit A. Gajarmal and Sudipt Kumar Rath
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ayurveda, the oldest healing science, focuses on treating different ailments through balancing the three pillars of life, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The main target of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of healthy people. The use of herbs for improving the overall resistance of body i.e. health against common infection and pathogens has been a guiding principle of Ayurveda. Immunity is a biological term that describes a state of having sufficient biological defence to avoid infection, diseases or other unwanted biological invasion. The term ‘immunomodulation’ is used for describing the effect of various chemical mediators, hormones and drugs on the immune system. Various experimental trials were done for assessment of the immunomodulatory activity of Ayurveda drugs such as Carbon clearance test, Cyclophosphamide induced neutropenia, Neutrophil adhesion test, effect on Serum immunoglobulin level etc. But because of some latest rising issues like the adverse side effects, cost effectiveness, drug abuse etc, the modern medical world is seeking for alternative class of immunomodulatory drugs. For this, one of the best answer was hidden in Ayurveda which is Triphala, used as ‘Rasayana Dravya’ from many centuries. In the recent researches of QOL (Quality Of Life), the immunomodulatory activity of Triphala & its individual content was separately proved effective by experimental studies. Therefore on the base of online published work done before, we compiled the review article on immunomodulatory activity of Triphala and its constituents individually w.s.r. to Rasayana Karma.