A REVIEW ON PHARMACEUTICAL AND THERAPEUTIC ASPECTS OF NARIKEL LAVANA - AN AYURVEDA REMEDY FOR DIGESTIVE DISORDER
Keywords:Narikel Lavan, Jala, Charcoal, digestive disorders
Digestive disorders are on rise now a days due to sedentary life styles and unhealthy eating pattern. In spite of using high antacids and anti-flatulence drugs there is no sure cure for these ailments. Ayurveda has unique remedies which are palatable, easily available and cost effective. Narikel Lavana(NL) is one such remedy having good therapeutic as well as nutritious values but not so popular. So present paper aimed to explore pharmaceutical and therapeutic properties of Narikela Lavana. NL is easily prepared with very few ingredients i.e. Narikela(Coconut) and Saindhava (Rock Salt). Review through Ancient classics of Ayurveda found that it has been prepared in two different way. It may be prepared by using Jala(water) or without Jala inside the cavity of raw coconut. Therapeutic properties of NL shows wide indications on hyper Acidity and related side effects. It is also used in gall stones and related pain. Various research work on the topic claimed presence of active Charcoal and important element contents such as Na, K, and Mg etc. As this remedy has minimal ingredients and short processing technique with wider therapeutic potential on digestive disorders it need to explore by Ayurved physician with frequent use and document more clinical success stories in order to get a popularity to this remedy.
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