Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part A (2020)
Review on Khadira (Acacia catechu Willd.) with special reference to Prameha (Diabetes)
Author(s): Shweta Satpudke, Tabassum Pansare and Surekha Khandekar
Abstract: Prameha (Diabetes) is one amongst the refractory disease conditions recognised by medical scholars of ancient India. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing globally with a rise from about 30million in 1985 to 177 million cases in 2000 and worldwide estimates project that more than 360 million people will be suffered diabetes by the year 2030. There are many ayurvedic formulations, herbs, minerals available for treatment of Prameha. Khadira is an important medicinal plant used in ayurvedic formulation and also well documented in Indian pharmacopeia. Ayurvedic classics texts mentioned Khadira in treatment of Prameha due to its dominance of Tikta, Kashayarasa, Katuvipaka and Laghu, Rukshaguna and Kaphashoshan (Absorption of Kapha), Shophhara (Anti-inflammatory), Vranaropan (Wound healing), Medohara (Anti-obesity) actions. Modern research shows that Khadira possesses Flavonoids, Saponins and Alkaloids which work against diabetes. This review gives detail information regarding importance and role of Khadira in treatment of Prameha.
How to cite this article:
Shweta Satpudke, Tabassum Pansare, Surekha Khandekar. Review on Khadira (Acacia catechu Willd.) with special reference to Prameha (Diabetes). Int J Herb Med 2020;8(1):01-05.