Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Impact Factor 1.69), Volume 20, Number 5, p.A131 (2014)

Abstract:

The study aims to understand the methods employed by ancient physicians of Ayurveda to discover the medicinal properties of plants and to formally incorporate them into the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia. A little more than 1/10th of nearly 9000 plants used for medicinal purposes in India has been used in Ayurveda suggesting the existence of rigorous criteria and methodology for acceptance of medicinal plants.

Cite this Research Publication

Ram Manohar P., Parvathy, M., Mathew, J., Aramya, A. R., Sujith, E., Sujithra, R. M., and Anita, M., “Method of drug discovery in the classical tradition of ayurveda as a preliminary tool for refinement of folklore knowledge of medicinal plants”, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Impact Factor 1.69), vol. 20, p. A131, 2014.

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