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AHIFENA (PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM) TOXICITY AND ITS DIFFERENT TYPES OF YOGAS- A REVIEW

*Dr. Swati V. Thakur and Dr. Arvind C. Tumram

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Ahifena (papaver somniferum) is a drug which is commonly grows in well drained fertile soil, natural to slightly acidic in reaction, deep clay loam soil rich in organic matter. It is commonly known as poppy plant. In ancient times, it was through to be similar to the foam coming from the mouth of the snake.it is exudate from the fruit. Leaves – many amplexicaul, lobed, dentate or serrate, linear-oblong or ovate oblong. Ayurveda has categorized this drug under upavisha and its various toxic symptoms are given in the various text books. But the judicious use of ahifena after purificatory procedure help to combat many disease. This drug is also found to be used in different dosage forms, both for internal and external application. This article is an attempt to review the toxic symptoms due to the ahifena and the different yogas and therapeutic effect of the ahifena.

Keywords: Ahifena, papaver somniferum, somniferous poison, toxicity, upavisha, different dosage form, other yogas.


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