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A REVIEW ARTICLE ON MOOLAK (RAPHANUS SATIVUS LINN) IN AYURVEDIC LITERATURE AS WELL AS MODERN

Rajani Patel*, Om Prakash Rout and P. K. Joshi

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Moolak is Raphanus sativus Linn. botanically of family Cruciferae (Brasicaceae) which is a larger group of vegetables. In Ayurvedic literatures moolak is categorized mainly in Shakavarga and katuskandha. Moolak is a very important drug as Ahara dravya as well as Ausadha Dravya. It is mentioned as Pathya in Vatatvyadhi, Vrani, Timira, Gulma and as Apathya in Raktapitta, Kushtha, Arsha, Vatarakta as Ahardravya but in many formulations like Hajaralyahud Bhasma, Kshar Taila, Swarjika Kshar Taila, Shothari churna moolak is used as ingredient in different diseases by different acharyas. By this Article Ayurvedic as well as modern research of Moolak (Raphanus sativus Linn.) is summarized.

Keywords: Moolak, Raphanus sativus, Aharadravya.


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