A review on Kushmanda (Benincasa Hispida) with special reference to Visha Chikitsa
Dr. Vijitha Vijayan, Dr. Neethu P, Dr. Athulya CM and Dr. Arathi Rajesh
Kushmanda or Benincasa hispida belonging to Cucurbitaceae family is a medicinal plant used in Ayurveda from ancient times to treat variety of disorders. It is cultivated throughout India in plains and hills. It is a common vegetable crop among Indian community and is well known for both its nutritional and medicinal properties. Even though it is mostly used mutravikaras and manasikavikaras, it has also got utility in visha chikitsa. Here an attempt is carried out to explore the vishaghna action of Kushmanda.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vijitha Vijayan, Dr. Neethu P, Dr. Athulya CM, Dr. Arathi Rajesh. A review on Kushmanda (Benincasa Hispida) with special reference to Visha Chikitsa. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(12):245-248.