Bhallataka Rasayana: A Boon in Cancer Treatment
Keywords:Bhallataka, Rasayana, Cancer, Dermatitis, Extract
Bhallataka (Semecarpus Anacardium) is one of the Rasayana drugs mentioned in Ayurveda. Semecarpus Anacardium plant belongs to the family Anacardiaceae having allergic expressions as contact dermatitis which originates the fear about use in mind but in Ayurveda it have been used since tradition in various diseased conditions like wounds, piles, uncontrolled cell growth, abdominal lumps etc. Despite these conditions it is more likely used as Rasayana for diseased free long life. Rasayana medicines help in rejuvenating the cells and tissues with antioxidant and cyto-protective properties. In Vitro effects of Semecarpus Anacardium extracts Bhallataka has been evaluated pharmacologically on the isolated tissues and the whole animal. The therapeutic effects of the extract are due to its chemical constituents as phenols, glycosides and lipids mainly. The review supports the information on the use of Semecarpus Anacardium extracts in different cancer conditions.
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