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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142-145

Hepatoprotective action of Nagdantyadi ghrita: A literature review

1 Department of Agadtantra, Dr. Rajendra Gode Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Center, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Agadtantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonali P Chalak
Department of Agadtantra, MGACH & RC, Wardha, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_55_19

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Background: Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine with rich heritage and antiquity, is well known since Vedic period. The use of Nagdantyadi ghrita (NG) and its ingredients has been well-defined in ancient Ayurveda literature Charaka Samhita. Aims: This study aimed (1) to support the pharmacological potential of NG and its ingredients with scientific results, and (2) to explore hepatoprotective action of NG. Materials and Methods: Various Samhitas, such as Charaka Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya, Bhavprakash Nighantu, and articles were referred for this literature study. Observations: The literature of NG explores the mechanism of action of its content. Various drugs mentioned in this polyherbal formulation are purgative, anti-inflammatory, and digestive in nature, which helps to get rid of the toxins as well as hepatic disorder as soon as medication is given to the patient. Conclusion: Ingredients of NG are proven to possess hepatoprotective action in context of Ayurveda literature.

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