Scholars International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (SIJTCM) | Volume-3-Issue-1
Jan. 14, 2020
Efficacy of Kumari [Alove Vera (L)] on Agnidagdha Vrana (Burn Wound) With Special Reference to Ayurvedic and Modern Aspect: A Review
Dr. Pansare TA, Sole AP
Page Numbers : 1-13
DOI : 10.36348/sijtcm.2020.v03i01.001
Nature has gifted numerous plants to mankind for prevention and management of diseases. Kumari [ALOVE VERA (L.)] belonging to Family Liliaceae is traditionally advocated by the IndianAyurvedic medicine to treat a huge variety of health problems. Its burn wound (Agnidagdha vrana) healing action has been mentioned in Ayurvedic classics viz. Kaiyadev Nighantu, Bhavprakash Nighantu and Shaligram Nighantu. According to Ayurveda, due to its Dahaprashman (cooling), Rasayana (rejuvenating), Vishaghna (anti-toxic), Balya (strength providing) actions and Kledashodhan (removes kleda) acions, it helps in burn wound healing. This plant contains Lupeol, salicylic acid, Anthraquinones, Glycoproteins, Polysaccharides etc. which are accountable for speedy wound healing. It is endowed with varied pharmacologicalactivities like antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulatory, analgesic, anti-bacterial, moisturizing and cooling and anti-oxidant that aid wound healing.This plant has potential to cure sunburns, burns and minor cuts, and even skin cancer. The present review compiles information on Ayurvedic aspect as well as phytoconstituents and relevant pharmacological studies of Kumari regarding burn wound (Agnidagdha vrana) healing action. The present data is an endeavour to give scientific justification to the acclaimed activity i.e. its burn wound healing potential (Agnidagdhavranapaha) as stated in Ayurveda. It provides encouragement to investigators for conducting further research in order to develop an efficient and safe innovative chemical entity for the cure of burn wound.