KESHYA KARMA OF YASHTIMADHU (GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA Linn): A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
Keywords:Hair fall, Grey hair, Madhuyashti, Khalitya, Alopecia.
Khalitya (Hair fall) being very common as well as progressive disease today has created the need for medical science to develop easy and cost effective hair care regimens and remedies. Yashtimadhu has been a very common drug in Indian homes since long, but lesser known is its role as a hair growth promoting drug. Ayurveda described the use of Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn) for the management of various Shirorogas like khalitya (hair fall), Palitya (greying of hair) and Indralupta (loss of hair in patches) in classical texts in various pharmacological formulations. Keeping this fact in view, an attempt has been made to collect the information related to Yashtimadhu from different Samhitas (treatises), Samgrahagranthas (compendia) and other texts, regarding its therapeutic uses in hair fall and related diseases and also in related formulations. Present information may help the researchers to develop new herbal leads for the management of various conditions.
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