HYPOLIPIDEMIC ACTIVITY OF PANCHATIKTA GHRITA PREPARED BY A MURCHITA AND MURCHITA GHRITAAbstract
In Ayurveda, ghrita (ghee) and taila (oil) are commonly used for treatment either internally or externally. It is commonly believed that by consumption of oil or ghee will lead to hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia is an ailment of lipid metabolism produced by an increase of plasma concentration of the various lipid and lipoprotein, which cause cardiac disease, premature coronary artery disease, stroke, atherosclerosis and pancreatitis. Before the preparation of anyoushadhi siddha (medicated) taila (oil), and ghrita (ghee), murchana (processing of ghee) is a kind of samskara (procedure) mentioned in bhaishajya ratnavali. On administration of panchatikta ghrita prepared by a murchita and murchita ghrita (processed ghee) in albino rats, the results shown murchana samskara (processing of ghee) helps to reduce total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and increase in HDL. Guna (properties) and karma (action) of the drugs used in the panchatikta ghrita and murchana samskara (processing of ghee) might have contributed. Recent studies also show that triphala, musta (Cyperus rotandus), haridra (Curcuma longa), and matulunga (Citrus medica) are used for murchana samskara (processing of ghee) have hypolipidemic and cardioprotective activity.
V. R. Kadibagil *, Revanasiddhappa. S. Sarashetti and G. Hussain
Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Thanniruhalla, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
05 August 2019
16 December 2020
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