Pushkaramoola in Ayurvedic Medicine-Bridging Tradition with Scientific Evidence

Author(s): Shashank Tiwari, Harpreet Kaur

The botanical description highlights Pushkaramoola's taxonomical classification, morphology, habitat, and distribution. Traditional uses of Pushkaramoola include its role in respiratory health, digestive disorders, liver support, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, menstrual irregularities, antimicrobial and immunomodulatory effects, and diabetes management. Phytochemical analysis reveals a diverse array of bioactive compounds in Pushkaramoola, including sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, polysaccharides, essential oils, alkaloids, and phenolic compounds. These compounds contribute to Pushkaramoola's pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic effects. Medicinal applications of Pushkaramoola span a wide range of health conditions, from respiratory and digestive disorders to liver dysfunction, menstrual irregularities, and immune support. Safety considerations include dosage, precautions for pregnant and breastfeeding women, potential allergic reactions, drug interactions, liver health, and quality control measures. Future perspectives for Pushkaramoola encompass pharmacological studies, clinical trials, formulation development, quality control and standardization, phytochemical analysis, sustainable cultivation practices, integration with conventional medicine, public awareness, and education. By embracing collaborative efforts and evidence-based practices, Pushkaramoola holds promise as a valuable therapeutic agent in contemporary healthcare practices.

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