Jeevaneeya Mahakashaya: A group of Rejuvenators

Shivani Ghildiyal


Jeevaneeya Mahakashaya of Charaka Samhita is the foremost Mahakashaya among fifty Mahakashaya. Ten important vegetable drugs are enumerated under this section. It is a well known fact that drugs maintained under Jeevaneeya Mahakashaya have become endangered now a day due to environmental change and unawareness regarding its importance. But Ayurvedic classic reflects that these drugs are of great efficacy and potency. However, these drugs treasure various activities but free radical scavenging, antioxidant and rejuvenator properties are well established. Therefore, a comprehensive review of drugs enumerated in Jeevaneeya Mahakashaya is presented in this article which highlights important aspects of Jeevaneeya Mahakashaya.


Jeevaneeya Mahakashaya, antioxidant

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