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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Part A

Identity and exploration of Rasna (Acampe praemorsa, Alpinia galanga, Pluchea lanceolata and Vanda tessellata) a controversial traditional drug used in Ayurveda

Rama Shankar

Rasna is an ayurvedic drug used in other system of traditional medicines viz. Homoeopathy, Unani, Siddha against which is represented by Acampe praemorsa, Alpinia galanga, Pluchea lanceolata and Vanda tessellata, in different part of the Country and abroad. In Eastern Indian markets in the name of Rasna, roots of Acampe praemorsa and Vanda tessellata is being used whereas, in Central and Northern India Pluchea lanceolata is used and in Southern India A. galanga is in use. The plants of Acampe praemorsa, Alpinia galanga and Vanda tessellata are distributed in Assam, West Bengal, and Southern coastal areas in India whereas Pluchea lanceolata is distributed in Central India particularly in Gwalior and Moraina districts of Madhya Pradesh. The paper emphasizes to treat Pluchea lanceolata in the name of Rasna.
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Rama Shankar. Identity and exploration of Rasna (Acampe praemorsa, Alpinia galanga, Pluchea lanceolata and Vanda tessellata) a controversial traditional drug used in Ayurveda. J Med Plants Stud 2022;10(3):62-67.
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