All About Allspice (Pimenta dioica Linn.)-An Ayurvedic Perspective. Vd. Sayali Shintre1 Vd. Ashok Ramteke1
“Anukta Dravyas” is a challenge for Ayurveda Faculty. However Research on these dravyas (Extra pharmacopoeial Drugs ) will prove beneficial Remedy and enrich Ayurvedic Literature with New Dravyas. Allspice (Pimentadioica Linn.) plant, a native to Jamaica, cultivated and used in many parts of India is still Anukta for Ayurveda. This study was undertaken with point of view of Dravyagunasiddhanta. Rasapanchak of this dravya were estimated on the basis of Pratyaksha,Anumanpramanas mentioned in Charak Samhita. Ayurvedic term for this Dravya was defined, based on its local names and criterias of Dravyanaamakaran from Rajnighantu. Modern Research studies were reviewed and efforts were done to state the ‘Karmas’ of this dravya according to Ayurveda.
Keywords:- Anuktadravyas, Allspice ,Rasapanchak, Dravyagunasiddhanta.Vd. Sayali - All spice